Solar eclipse, 1537

Solar eclipse, 1537

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Solar eclipse. Historical artwork with Latin text showing how the intersections of the Earth's and the Moon's orbits cause a solar eclipse. Taken from Compendium in Sphaeram (1537) by Petrus Valerianus.

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Keywords: 1537, 16th century, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, black-and-white, compendium in sphaeram, drawing, earth, eclipse, historical, history, history of science, illustration, latin, mediaeval, medieval, middle ages, monochrome, moon, orbit, orbits, page, petrus valerianus, planet, solar eclipse, sun, text, woodcut

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