Wednesday, January 5


Apparently, a gnomon is the pointer on the sundial. I learned this from my extensive (not really) research on the easiest way to create a sundial. Uh... if you don't know what a sundial is, here's a nice picture. It's basically a device used to tell time based on the position of the sun in the sky.

Rianna and I planned to make sundials on the next day we have don't have school, which is January 17th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More updates on the "Sundial Project" then.
Also, if you want to know how to tell time by the sun without a sundial, here's a nice picture guide thing.

It's pretty helpful. Also, this is assuming that the sun rises and sets at 6 a.m. and p.m. respectively. It doesn't seem to hard to understand, but I guess I'll have to try it before I say anything definite.
Once I figure out what method we're using for the "Sundial Project", I'll post it so you can build one with us! As long as you carry it around in your pocket, you'll always know the time! Unless, of course, if it's dark... I wonder if they work by the light of the moon. I'll have to look that up too.
So, stay tuned for "Sundial Project" updates! I'll post soon. :)

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Rian said...

that's one of the cutest diagrams i've ever seen. I dunno. Maybe it's just cuz i'm super tired :)