Observations of sunspots

Observations of sunspots

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Caption: Observations of sunspots, May 1644. On right is a large spot which is shown in a series of successive positions due to the Sun's rotation. From Selenographia by Johannes Hevelius (Gedani, Gdansk, Danzig, 1647). Engraving.

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