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Sunshine: direct sunlight to which a given area is exposed.
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sunshine recorder lower sphere clamp lock nut leveling screw lower support screw sunshine card base plate check nut sub-base glass sphere card support sphere support

sunshine recorder click to hear : sunshine recorder

Instrument designed to record daily duration of sunshine.

lower sphere clamp click to hear : lower sphere clamp

Two clamps secure the glass sphere into the position required to obtain an exact measure of sunshine; this position is based on the coordinates of the meteorological station.

lock nut click to hear : lock nut

The nut of the leveling screw, which tightens to secure the base plate in a given position.

leveling screw click to hear : leveling screw

Screw making it possible to level the instrument along its two axes, north-south and east-west.

lower support screw click to hear : lower support screw

sunshine card click to hear : sunshine card

Strip of paper, calibrated in hours, that is burned by the Sun’s rays; it registers the duration of sunshine.

base plate click to hear : base plate

Stationary metal support in the form of a triangle; it is comprised of three coupling sleeves, each having a leveling screw.

check nut click to hear : check nut

sub-base click to hear : sub-base

Adjustable metal support that makes it possible to level the instrument by means of leveling screws.

glass sphere click to hear : glass sphere

In the manner of a magnifying glass, it concentrates the Sun’s rays on the sunshine card.

card support click to hear : card support

Circular support for the sunshine card.

sphere support click to hear : sphere support