This Sundial Spells Solstice

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This Sundial Spells Solstice

At the campus of French engineering school Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris sits this astronomical sculpture by Jean Salins, who created it in 1980. Four times a year, when our planet is in the appropriate alignment with the sun, the shadow it casts onto the ground spells out either “solstice” or “equinoxe.” [via Neatorama]

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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