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Scholar examines reports of solar eclipses in the Middle Ages

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Sigurd Lunde
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« on: February 09, 2010, 10:21:32 pm »

Stephenson writes, "It is my hope that the above deductions based on the investigation of medieval European reports of solar eclipses may prove helpful in the study of the numerous allusions to solar eclipses in ancient Greek and Roman writings. For many of these events, the date of occurrence and interpretation are often problematical. The medieval observations indicate that only large eclipses would be likely to be noticed, while visibility of stars by day would suggest a very large eclipse indeed."

"Investigation of Medieval European Records of Solar Eclipses, " by F. Richard Stephenson appears in the Journal for the History of Astronomy, Volume 41, Number 1, (February 2010).
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