Ptolemy, Babylon and the rotation of the Earth
Abstract:John Steele finds that Ptolemy was right to believe that Babylonian observers saw the eclipse of 23 December 383 BC – which poses a problem that can be solved by invoking a large clock error or unusual atmospheric conditions.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dept of Physics, University of Durham, DH1 3LE
Publication date: October 1, 2005