Question and answer
How does a sundial work? How would you build a sundial differently in Canada from one in Mexico?
Time zones also affect the placement of the numbers on a sundial. This figure is represented by your longitude reading. [ If you are not proficient in math, it is best to buy a sundial from someone who has already calculated the longitude and latitude of your area. They will have the numbers set up for you exactly where they need to be. There are three main types of sundials- the
horizontal dial, vertical south dial and the analemmatic dial. The horizontal dial is mounted parallel to the earth's surface and is the easiest of the three sundials to read. It can tell you the time from sun-up to sun-down. The vertical south dial is usually placed on a tree or outdoor object that is facing south. This sundial is attractive and unique which makes it the topic of many conversations. Finally, the analemmatic dial is placed parallel to the earth's surface like the horizontal sundial. The difference is that the gnomon is a rod that has to be moved each day. There is a hole for each day of the year and the rod must be transferred each day. It isn't as reliable as the other two dials and can be hard to read. You may also want to add a secondary set of numbers to be displayed for daylight savings time. The sundial can not be automated so it would be very difficult to adjust it to tell the new time. If you add some numbers underneath, you will be able to correctly tell the time without having to get a whole new sundial. Read more: How Does a Sundial Work? | eHow ]
Expert answered|Sofia04|Points 10|
Question
Asked 5/23/2013 10:04:45 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
0 questions answered
Popular Conversations
mesosphere
Weegy: Stratospher is between the troposphere and the mesosphere in earths atmosphere. User: stratosphere User: ...
9/1/2015 5:07:52 PM| 4 Answers
Article II of the Constitution is important because it ___________.
Weegy: Article II of the Constitution is important because it executive branch of the government. User: gives ...
9/1/2015 8:57:19 AM| 2 Answers
Simplify 6(x + 3). 6x + 3 6x + 18 6x + 9 x + 18
Weegy: (6x)^2 = 36x^2 User: Simplify 6(x + 3). Weegy: that's not possible! what do you need to know. [s] User: ...
9/1/2015 9:57:41 AM| 2 Answers
The term semantics is derived from the Greek word semantikos, which ...
Weegy: The term semantics is derived from the Greek word semantikos, which means the study of meaning. It is also ...
9/1/2015 9:56:48 AM| 2 Answers
Buying an existing business _____.
Weegy: hello what is your question? User: Buying an existing business _____. Weegy: hello what is your question? ...
9/1/2015 12:12:57 PM| 2 Answers
The leader of the Mensheviks was
Weegy: Vladimir Lenin led the Bolsheviks and Julius Martov led [ the Mensheviks. ] User: What did the "October ...
9/1/2015 1:23:50 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 34 [Total 339]| Ratings 0| Comments 34| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 33 [Total 817]| Ratings 0| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
Points 33 [Total 9356]| Ratings 0| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
L
P
1
Points 27 [Total 9337]| Ratings 1| Comments 17| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 13 [Total 201]| Ratings 0| Comments 13| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 9 [Total 233]| Ratings 0| Comments 9| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 6 [Total 289]| Ratings 0| Comments 6| Invitations 0|Offline
Points 0 [Total 0]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
Points 0 [Total 0]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 0 [Total 0]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.