Using your Sundial Compass:

Place the compass on a...

Place the compass on a flat surface and away from anything that might interfere with its magnetic field. Let it find North.
Lift the gnomon. This is the part of a sundial that casts a shadow.
Now point the gnomon to the North in the northern hemisphere, or to the South in the southern hemisphere.
Adjust the angle for declination.
Read the time.

FAST FORWARD TO 1:58 for sundial use.


Note: The compass points to magnetic north, and a correction must be made for magnetic deviation. Also, remember the sun travels 15º westward in one hour, and thus travels 1º westwards every four minutes.

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