This awesome modern gem emulates ancient astronomically aligned megalithic sites in measuring many important temporal and calendrical aspects, including the hours of the day and months of the years, as well as the cardinal points, solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days. While the stones may look simple, the calculations are complicated! This important information – which allowed humanity to develop civilization – is, in fact, what the ancients were often commemorating with their numerous temple sites worldwide. The combination of this astronomical information at a place of religious worship represents what we call “astrotheology.”
The Earth Clock sundial has been constructed in Burlington, Vermont, but the blueprint is available for your community as well!
Aerial view of the Burlington Earth Clock/sun dial
The Earth Clock is great to teach children how to measure time using the sun!
“43.5′ diameter Earth Clock on the Burlington Bike Path just North of Oakledge Park uses the stones on the western edge of the circle to point to the sunsets on the Adirondack Mountains as the sun moves from Winter Solstice in the South through Equinox in the West to the Winter Solstice in the north and back again.”
Circles for Peace
Secular Solstice, Equinox & Seasonal Peak Celebrations
‘Earth Clock’ Artwork by David Brizentine
Astrotheology of the Ancients
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