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September 23rd, 2007

Equinox in Long Island City (today)

Posted in equinox, EVENTS, Zone02-8 am by Heidi

On the equinox, the path of the tip of a sundial shadow is a straight line. Monumental sundials are sometimes positioned such that this line points to key landscape features–in the Augustus Sundial in Rome (previous post here), the obelisk-gnomon was positioned so that on the equinox this line intersected Augustus’s mausoleum.

The Long Island City Sundial is positioned such that this equinox line intersects the United Nations, across the river in Manhattan, at about 8:00am.

Equinox in Long Island City (today)

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

July 3rd, 2007

8:00 am July 3

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Roof of Parkview Professional Center, on 45th Road across from the park.

8am 3 July

April 16th, 2007

April 14, 8:30am

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April 14, 8:30 am

8:30 am finds the sundial shadow squarely in the basketball court of the park between 11th and 21st streets and 45th road and 45th avenue.

Photo at left looking east. Lower photo looking west, tip of shadow in foreground.

14 April, 8:30 am