Solar and lunar eclipses, 1230

Solar and lunar eclipses, 1230

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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 (right) and lunar (left) eclipses. Taken from Mundialis Sphere Opusculum by Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195-1256).

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