Placement of the sundial

Placement of the sundial

The direction of the compass and the latitude on which you are are decisive factors for the placement and orientation of a sundial. Sundials should always be placed on a flat surface and should be completely exposed to the sun during the day to achieve the desired result. The principle is both simple and fascinating: the sunlight falls on the gnomon, whose shadow tip also appears on the dial. Time can therefore only be read when the sun is shining.

Decoration and jewellery

The Skaphe sundial is an eye-catcher. The locations can be chosen in many ways. Whether in your own garden, perhaps on a pretty column or on the terrace, whether on beautiful green areas or in the city park, people are fascinated by this millennia-old way of reading the time. Let yourself be carried away into a time before your time and into infinity.

Scientific studies

The scaphe is suitable for understanding the "temporal hours". It tells you how time was divided in antiquity. A new experience for our modern world.
It is therefore particularly suitable for locations near museums, observatories, schools and similar institutions dealing with astronomical and mathematical topics.