Sundial of Human Involvement
The Sundial of Human Involvement in Wellington Botanic Gardens is an analemmatic dial which uses the shadow of a human observer, a human gnomon, to cast the shadow.
As the instructions on the plaque say “Stand on the date of the year. With your back to the sun and your hands together pointed above your head. Your shadow will tell local standard time.”
It is said to be accurate to within a few minutes and that certainly seemed to be the case last week when I took this shot.
A contribution to Debbie’s guest challenge theme of time on the Lost in Translation blog.