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Eclipse Prediction on the Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculating Machine Known as the Antikythera Mechanism

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Abstract. The ancient Greek astronomical calculating machine, known as the Antikythera Mechanism, predicted eclipses, based on the 223-lunar month Saros cycle. Eclipses are indicated on a four-turn spiral Saros Dial by glyphs, which describe type and time of eclipse and include alphabetical index letters, referring to solar eclipse inscriptions. These include Index Letter Groups, describing shared eclipse characteristics. The grouping and ordering of the index letters, the organization of the...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0103275

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7
Publication date:
2014-07-30
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2014-06-04
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1932-6203
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pubs:826833
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uri:77f8ec7e-2577-488d-ba87-a9aa07c82094
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uuid:77f8ec7e-2577-488d-ba87-a9aa07c82094
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pubs:826833

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