Solar and lunar eclipses, 1230

Solar and lunar eclipses, 1230

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Caption: Solar and lunar eclipses. Historical artwork with Latin text showing how the intersections of the Earth's and the Moon's orbits give rise to solar (bottom) and lunar (top) eclipses. Taken from Tractatus de Sphaera (1230) by Johannes de Sacrobosco.

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