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What is a sundial?

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Answered 2013-02-28 19:09:51

A sundial is a device that, when properly oriented, can indicate the time of day based on the direction sunlight is coming from at the time. It works by casting a shadow into a surface, usually marked with times.

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How a sundial works?

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