Province of : Limburg
City : Diepenbeek
Address : Peperstraat
Postal code : 3590
Year of the sundial : 2011
Project leader : Willy Leenders
Author of the sundial : Technical Services of the city Diepenbeek under the lead of Raf Knevels
Photo : Willy Leenders (2011)
Type : Horizontal
Remark :
Computing: Willy Leenders
Text: uitleg op een bordje (explanation on a sign)
Sundial with italic time (time until sunset)
This sundial does not give time. The shadow of a 40 cm high stake gives how long time is remaining before sunset. (On the picture less than 6h - see details).
The time lines frame is drawn on the ground on a 5m x 5m surface. The usage of the sundial begins one hour after sunrise and ends one hour before sunset.
The curved line near the stake is the place where the shadow of the stake is to be seen all day long at the beginning of summer, about Jun, 21. The other curved line is to be used on the beginning of winter, near Dec, 21.
This sundial could be made thanks to the Marnixring Limbourg club which gave in 2006 its three-year money contribution to the cycle routes in Limburg.
This sundial on a rest area (panorama, picnic table, games) along the cycle route brings this price in memory.
The bikers can - through the sundial reading - know how long time remains before dark.
This sundial is the second one of this kind in Flanders. A first one was installed in 2009 in Diepenbeek near corssroad 123.

2 pictures for this sundial:

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