Virtual Sundials and Google SketchUp [BACK]
Newport, Shropshire
United Kingdom
Latitude
Longitude
52º 46' N
2º 34' W
Type of Sundial
Declination
Inclination
Bifilar
-103.5º
90º
Date
UTC
Time
Day
Month
Year
  SummerTime
Hours
Mins.
21
3
2008  
10
00
Greenwich +0hr
+1hr
Commentary

I look forward to each new version of Valentin Hristov's "origami" DeltaCad macros, featured in Carl Sabinski's "Sundial Primer" website.

With a little modification and use of Google SketchUp, here is a virtual sundial located at my back garden. This is a declining Vertical Bifilar dial, ( see the parameters)

If you have Windows Media Player or Quicktime, click to download a video clip of the sundial model and its shadows
vs-Newport-Bifilar.avi (3,962 Kb)
If you have Google SketchUp, click to download the sundial model
vs-Newport-Bifilar.skp (1,050 Kb)
and see how you can manipulate the model and see the effect of changing day and time.