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Stonehenge and Other British Stone Monuments Astronomically Considered

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Ericka Bowman
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« on: January 11, 2009, 11:48:07 pm »

and all the early observations related to the horizon. This was true not only for the sun, but for all the stars which studded the general expanse of sky.

We have therefore chiefly to consider the relation of the horizon of any place to the apparent movements of celestial bodies at that place.

We now know that the earth rotates on its axis, but this idea was of course quite unknown to these early peoples. Since the earth rotates, with stars infinitely removed surrounding it on all sides, the apparent movements of the stars will depend very much upon

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the position we happen to occupy on the earth. An observer at the North Pole of the earth, for instance,

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