Skip to main content

Questions tagged [archaeoastronomy]

Questions regarding how in former times, people used and understood celestial phenomena.

2 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5 votes
0 answers
150 views

Is it possible to narrow down possible dates for the following eclipse pattern?

I am searching for an year which satisfies the following criteria. Dates are in Gregorian calendar. Criteria Year range 3800 BC to 500 BC Solar Eclipse of any kind between October 14 and October 22 ...
Profile name's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
35 views

How did Hipparchus measure the length of the tropical year?

My understanding is that he counted the number of days between every other equinox. The first year he would have counted 365 days, but after 4 years the tally would have reached 1461 days. Dividing ...
Adrien Hingert's user avatar