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Printable Popup Horizontal Sundials - How to Make a Sundial Print, cut and fold to create a Sundial.

Select Hemisphere and enter your Latitude, (What's my Latitude?) to draw a printable Pop-up Sundial. Cut and fold to form your Sundial.

Hemisphere
Latitude =
Diameter
Enter Latitude Degrees, Minutes and Seconds and hit Convert Decimal to convert to decimal degrees, and auto enter into Latitude box of Sundial Calculator.


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Minutes
Seconds


16.36°

Sundial orientation The Gnomon on your sundial needs to point to True North in the Northern Hemisphere, or True South in the Southern Hemisphere.
Hit Find Latitude + Longitude then click your location on the map or drag pointer to re-draw (animate) the sundial with correct increments.
Drag the Latitude slider to see how the sundial markings change for different Latitudes.
Align the Gnomon True North or South line on the template with the compass bearing on the template to 'Set' the sundial time.

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Latitude
Diameter

Popup Horizontal Sundials - Print, cut and fold to create a Sundial
Adjust Diameter to fit your printed paper size.

Print and cut around the outer edge of the Sundial diagram. Fold the centre vertical line up, and the 2 True North or True South lines down to create a triangle (called the Gnomon) that stands vertically from the horizontal paper Sundial face. Make sure the Gnomon stands vertically, at right angles to the Sundial face.


Place the Sundial flat and level, with the Gnomon (triangle) pointing toward True North if you're in the Northern hemisphere, or True South for the Southern hemisphere.
Sundial orientation Use a clock or watch to adjust rotation to correct time. (Don't forget daylight time)

Sundial Popup - Cut and fold Gnomon Gnomon tip Wrap a small piece of sticky tape around the end of the Gnomon to hold the sides together, and place a thin piece of stiff cardboard inside the fold to stiffen it.

Select Colour to draw a marble background on the Sundial face.


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