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The dial was carefully levelled, and set with an accurate clock. It keeps time within +/- 2 minutes, year-round.
A close-up of the brass dial, and the poem.
The pointer, or gnomon, is precisely milled so that the angle equals the local latitude.
The equation of time, used to adjust for the varying speed of the earth around the sun.
Looking back through the coral roses at the fountain.
The dial nestles into the roses during the last big bloom of the year, in November.