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This awesome modern gem emulates ancient astronomically aligned megalithic sites in measuring many important temporal and calendrical aspects, including the hours of the day and months of the years, as well as the cardinal points, solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days. While the stones may look simple, the calculations are complicated! This important information - which allowed humanity to develop civilization - is, in fact, what the ancients were often commemorating with their numerous temple sites worldwide. The combination of this astronomical information at a place of religious worship represents what we call "astrotheology."

The Earth Clock sundial has been constructed in Burlington, Vermont, but the blueprint is available for your community as well!

 

Burlington Earth Clock     N  
         
Bike Path at Blanchard Beach          
Burlington, VT          
LAT 44.46          
LON 73.13          
    Summer Solstice      
    Cross Quarter Days 12    
      11   13  
      10   14  
      9     15
      8   Jul 1 16
        Jun 1  
        May 1 Aug 1  
      7   17
  W      
  Equinox     Sep 1  
    Apr 1    
  6   Oct 1 18
    Mar 1  
    5 Feb 1 Nov 1 19
          Dec 1  
      Sundial at Center  
    Cross Quarter Days      
      Winter Solstice      
Scale            
1 foot            
5 feet            
10 feet            
20 feet            
        S    
Proposed Analemmatic Sundial          
at center of Earth Clock uses the shadow   N  
of the person standing in the center cast    
onto stones embedded in the ground          
to tell the time of day.   11 12 13
     
         
    10        
  9          
  8       Jul 1  
      Jun 1    
           
      May 1   Aug 1  
  7        
           
          Sep 1  
      Apr 1      
W 6       Oct 1  
      Mar 1      
  5   Feb 1   Nov 1  
         
           
      Jan 1   Dec 1  
           
Scale            
1 foot       S  
         

43.5’diameter Earth Clock on the Burlington Bike Path just North of Oakledge Park- uses the stones on the western edge of the circle to point to the sunsets on the Adirondack Mountains as the sun moves from

Winter Solstice in the South through Equinox in theWest to theWinter Solstice in the north and back again.

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Stones donated by Rock of Ages installed the week of 10/26/06

Markings on the center stone show where to stand at the different times of the year and the positions of the larger stones.

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18 E

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Burlington Earth Clock

Bike Path at Blanchard Beach

Burlington, VT

LAT 44.46

LON 73.13

12 8“
 
13  
8“  
  303º      
292º Summer Solstice
    Cross  
    Quarter
     
268º W Equinox
  Cross Quarter
    Solstice
245º Winter
234º  
     

The Sundial consists of one 6’, round granite stone in the middle to stand on and fifteen smaller oval stones around it that mark the hours.

The stones will be set flush with the grass around it. Markings on the center stone show where to stand to use the sundial at dfferent times of the year and the direction of the larger outer stones.

N

Jun 1

May 1

Apr 1

Mar 1

Feb 1

Jan 1

S

6‘

Jul 1 30º
Aug 1  

Sep 1

Oct 1

Nov 1

Dec 1 150º
 

180º

60º

E

120º

90º

8“


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