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Diagrams Of Eclipses, In Johannes De Sacrobosco, De Sphaera

Diagrams Of Eclipses, In Johannes De Sacrobosco, De Sphaera

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1272

Shelfmark: Harley MS 531

Item number: f.12r

Length: 21.8

Width: 14.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The two right-hand diagrams on this page illustrate how eclipses occur. The earth is in the centre and the sun in the outer orbit. In the upper diagram, labelled 'Eclipse of the moon', the earth casts its shadow on the moon, while in the diagram below, labelled 'Eclipse of the sun', the moon casts its shadow on the earth.

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