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The solar and lunar eclipse records in the Sui,Tang and the Five Dynasties
Update time: 2013/07/25
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LIU Ci-yuan, MA Li-ping

(National Time Service Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi′an 710600, China)

Abstract: The solar and lunar eclipse records for the Sui, the Tang and the Five Dynasties are collected, examined and statistically analyzed. The sources of literature, time distribution, covering rate and record feature for the records are analyzed. During the period, almost 65 percent of solar eclipses and 28 percent of lunar eclipses were recorded.

       Key words: solar eclipse; lunar eclipse; ancient astronomical record; history of astronomy; the Sui, the Tang and the Five dynasties

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