Province of : Limburg
City : Hamont-Achel
Address : Michielsplein
Postal code : 3930
place : In a small park between the church and the Town Hall
Year of the sundial : 1988
Project leader : Ton Hospel
Author of the sundial : 'Noordekroon' and the city of Achel
Photo : Annemie America (city of Hasselt) (2000)
Type : Equatorial
Remark :
Noorderkron' is the local section at Achel from the Vlaamse Veriniging voor Sterrendunde (VVS). Two pannels describe the difference between the sun time and the mean clock time as well as a graph of the equation of time.
The equation of time is a corrected to be applied that varies from about -15 minutes and about +15 minutes according to the calendar date.
Following a construction error the sundial does not show the sun time nor does it show the clock time. There is an 8 minutes shift between the sundial and the click time.

Back to