"The Earth Clock" - Burlington, Vermont
The Earth Clock is a 43-foot diameter stone circle consisting of 14 five-to-ten-foot-high stones in a ring. The stones are aligned like a compass. When you stand in the center and look west to the Adirondack Mountains, the five stones on that side are positioned to mark the horizon where the sun sets at the Solstices, Equinoxes and the mid-points between these times of the year.
In the center of the circle is a sundial made of flat granite. When you stand in the exact center of the circle, your shadow tells the time of day.
The Burlington Earth Clock is located at Blanchard Beach on the bike path just north of Oakledge Park. The land was provided by the Burlington Parks Department and is an ideal spot for watching the sunset.