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Ep. 29, Page 112
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Comic 2247 - Ep. 29, Page 112

6th Oct 2016, 8:26 PM in Episode 29 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 6th Oct 2016, 8:26 PM edit delete
smbhax
I found Sagittarius! (This being relevant since this webcomic is named after Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, situated in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius as seen from Earth : p.) Or at least, a reference to the astrological sign, on a large sundial here in Seattle's Gas Works Park:

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It's a really elaborate and artsy concrete and metal sundial embedded in the ground on top of the observation hill in the park, which also has a great view of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. You find the current day's marking on a sort of oval metal track running around the middle of the sundial, then you stand there, make some adjustments noted with the numbers on the track (you can see them there for December in the photo), adjust for Daylight Savings Time, then see where your shadow points to on a ring running around the outside of the sundial, with the hours marked on it, and that's the current time of day! Neat. There's lots more about this sundial (and better photos) on Frans Mae's Sundial site.

Comments:

cattservant 7th Oct 2016, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
A definitive statement!
smbhax 8th Oct 2016, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
!