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By J.M. Steele

Eclipses have lengthy been noticeable as very important celestial phenomena, even if as omens affecting the way forward for kingdoms, or as priceless astronomical occasions to assist in deriving crucial parameters for theories of the movement of the moon and sunlight. this can be the 1st booklet to gather jointly all shortly identified documents of timed eclipse observations and predictions from antiquity to the time of the invention of the telescope. as well as cataloguing and assessing the accuracy of many of the documents, which come from areas as various as old Mesopotamia, China, and Europe, the resources in which they're came across are defined intimately. comparable questions such as what form of clocks have been used to time the observations, how the eclipse predictions have been made, and the way those prediction schemes have been derived from the on hand observations also are thought of. The result of this research have vital outcomes for the way we comprehend the connection among commentary and concept in early technological know-how and the position of astronomy in early cultures, and should be of curiosity to historians of technology, astronomers, and old and medieval historians.

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