Strasbourg Astronomical Clock, France

Strasbourg Astronomical Clock, France

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Credit: SEBASTIEN BEAUCOURT/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Strasbourg Astronomical Clock. Close-up of the Strasbourg Astronomical Clock, showing a carved figure of the Roman god Saturn riding in a chariot. This historic astronomical clock is located in the Strasbourg Cathedral, France. It dates from 1843 and has a perpetual calendar (including a computus), an orrery (planetary dial), a display of the real position of the Sun and Moon, and solar and lunar eclipses.

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