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
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.
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