Province of : Limburg
City : Genk
Address : Molenstraat
Postal code : 3600
place : Zonnewijzerpark in the Molenvijverpark
Year of the sundial : 1998
Project leader : Jean-Michel Ansel (France)
Author of the sundial : Jean-Michel Ansel (France)
Photo : Annemie America (city of Hasselt) (2000)
Type : Polar
Motto : Tempus est aeternum. Nobis iter imperfectum.
Motto translation : Time has no end. The (way of) our life is not perfect.
Remark :
Book of Time, a polar sundial
The table of this sundial has the form a an open book. Due to the fact the inclination makes it parallel to the poles, the hour lines are also parallel to one another. The style is oriented the same way.
The style is made of two pencils opposed to each other by the leads. The shadow of these pencils gives the time.
The date lines (the curves) indicate, in opposition to the usual passage of the Sun in the Zodiacal sign, the passage of the Sun in the so-called constellation. This happens at other dates.
Furthermore, the Balance constellation has disappeared and has been replaced by Opphiucus (the Snaker)

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