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Milan. On the floor near the main entrance is a sundial, engraved with zodiac symbols, installed in 1768 by astronomers from the Accademia di Brera, placed so that it is struck by a ray of sunlight breaking through a hole in the opposite wall. On the summer solstice, the ray strikes the tongue of bronze set in the floor; on the winter solstice, the ray of light stretches out to reach the meridian. Meridian of the Duomo, astronomical reference until 1884, when it was replaced by Greenwich.

Milan. On the floor near the main entrance is a sundial, engraved with zodiac symbols, installed in 1768 by astronomers from the Accademia di Brera, placed so that it is struck by a ray of sunlight breaking through a hole in the opposite wall. On the summer solstice, the ray strikes the tongue of bronze set in the floor; on the winter solstice, the ray of light stretches out to reach the meridian. Meridian of the Duomo, astronomical reference until 1884, when it was replaced by Greenwich.

rough luxe: The Enchanting Gardens of Dominique Lafourcade clive nichols photography via roughluxeperspective.blogspot.com

rough luxe: The Enchanting Gardens of Dominique Lafourcade clive nichols photography via roughluxeperspective.blogspot.com

Bronze armillary sphere

Bronze armillary sphere

Thomas Tuttell scrimshaw sundial, early 19th century. Ivory and brass, 14 × 8 cm (5.5 × 3.1")

Thomas Tuttell scrimshaw sundial, early 19th century. Ivory and brass, 14 × 8 cm (5.5 × 3.1")

bronze armillary sundial- For Formal Gardens- on a different pillar- needs a bronze pillar

bronze armillary sundial- For Formal Gardens- on a different pillar- needs a bronze pillar

David Harber Brass armillary sphere in lavender

David Harber Brass armillary sphere in lavender

Milan. On the floor near the main entrance is a sundial, engraved with zodiac symbols, installed in 1768 by astronomers from the Accademia di Brera, placed so that it is struck by a ray of sunlight breaking through a hole in the opposite wall. On the summer solstice, the ray strikes the tongue of bronze set in the floor; on the winter solstice, the ray of light stretches out to reach the meridian.

Milan. On the floor near the main entrance is a sundial, engraved with zodiac symbols, installed in 1768 by astronomers from the Accademia di Brera, placed so that it is struck by a ray of sunlight breaking through a hole in the opposite wall. On the summer solstice, the ray strikes the tongue of bronze set in the floor; on the winter solstice, the ray of light stretches out to reach the meridian.

This is the Samrat Yantra, the largest sundial in the world (90 feet high), it can be used to tell the time to an accuracy of about two seconds in Jaipur local time. by mr prudence

This is the Samrat Yantra, the largest sundial in the world (90 feet high), it can be used to tell the time to an accuracy of about two seconds in Jaipur local time. by mr prudence

Cadran solaire actuel

Cadran solaire actuel

Cardinal Wolsey's 1522 Portable Sundial.

Cardinal Wolsey's 1522 Portable Sundial.