Archive for the eyewitness category

January 8th, 2008

2:40 January 8

Posted in eyewitness, Zone08-2 pm by Heidi

Shadow crosses Queensborough Plaza elevated train stop (7 & N/W) and lands on the low flat building roofs at the corner of Cresent and Queensborough Plaza North. Photos from the train platform, looking south and north.

2:40 Jan 8

2:40 Jan 8

December 24th, 2007

Noon – Silvercup Studios – building front

Posted in eyewitness, Zone06-Noon by Heidi

24 Dec noon

24 Dec noon

This is the shadow length and position on the 24th of December at noon–ALMOST the longest the shadow gets at noon (the longest on the solstice, 3 days ago). Top image looking south, lower image looking north at the Silvercup Studios building.

December 18th, 2007

Noon – Silvercup Studios

Posted in eyewitness, Zone06-Noon by Heidi

From mid-December through mid-January, the shadow at noon falls on Silvercup Studios and the parking lot in front of it.

Originally the home of the Gordon Bakery Company, the facility manufactured about 30% of the baked goods consumed in New York City c. 1940-50-60. Facing some major financial issues, the bakery closed in 1975. The building was purchased as an industrial rehab in 1979 and converted to film studios—where the t.v. shows The Sopranos, Sex & the City, 30 Rock have been filmed as well as numerous movies.

Silvercup Studios-gnomon

Image: Queensborough Bridge at left, gnomon to the right, looking South. The sundial shadow indicating noon (when the sun is out—unlike in this snow-day example) falls on the far side of the building.

December 6th, 2007

December 6 – 12:15

Posted in eyewitness, Zone06-Noon by Heidi

LIC Sundial shadow tip falls on the curving elevated Queensborough Bridge on/off-ramps and elevated roadways, and partly on the parking lot situated underneath.

12:15 December 6

The elevated 7 train passes through the sundial shadow.

7 train 12:15 December 6

November 6th, 2007

Glacial rock – 9:45 am

Posted in eyewitness, Zone03-9 am by Heidi

At 9:40 – 9:50 in the first week of November (standard time), the tip of the gnomon’s shadow intersects a noteworthy section of glacial rock. This large rock protrudes from the pavement in the parking lot where 12th Street intersects 44th Avenue.

Glacial Rock

Glacial rock looking north

November 4th, 2007

New York City Marathon – today

Posted in EVENTS, eyewitness, LIC Gnomon, NYC by Heidi

The path of the New York City Marathon passes through the Long Island City Sundial at about miles 14 and 15, just before the Queensborough Bridge.

Marathon path through LIC Sundial

Lead Men approach gnomon

Leading men approach the LIC sundial gnomon.

Lead Women at gnomon

Leading women, Paula Radcliffe and Gete Wami, emerge from the sundial shadow as the pass the gnomon.

October 23rd, 2007

9:30 am October 23

Posted in eyewitness, Zone03-9 am by Heidi

At 9:30 am, the sundial shadow tip falls in front of Queens Star Autobody, on 44th Avenue between 11th and 21st streets.

9:30 am

9:30 am looking west

October 15th, 2007

9:10 am October 15

Posted in eyewitness, Zone03-9 am by Heidi

Shadow crosses the intersection (44th Road and 11th Street) where this photo was taken, the tip landing on the top of the building across the street.

9:10 am October 15

August 17th, 2007

8:15 – 8:30 August 15

Posted in eyewitness, Zone02-8 am by Heidi

8:15 through 8:30 is tracked across the baseball field in Murray park.

15 August across the park

August 14th, 2007

5:55 August 13

Posted in eyewitness, Zone11-5 pm, Zone12-6 pm by Heidi

Looking along shadow edge toward tip, which is behind the construction site.

5:55 August 13