# Babylonian astronomy: a new understanding of column Φ

@article{BrackBernsen2020BabylonianAA, title={Babylonian astronomy: a new understanding of column $\Phi$}, author={Lis Brack‐Bernsen}, journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences}, year={2020}, volume={74}, pages={1-36} }

The most discussed and mysterious column within the Babylonian astronomy is column Φ. It is closely connected to the lunar velocity and to the duration of the Saros. This paper presents new ideas for the development and interpretation of column Φ. It combines the excellent Goal-Year method (for the prediction of Lunar Six time intervals) with old ideas and practices from the “schematic astronomy”. Inspired by the old “TU11” rule for prediction of times of lunar eclipses, it proposes that column…

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The Babylonian Dodecatemoria and Calendar Texts: Inverse Schemes for Determining Position and Times for the Schematic Sun and Moon

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The Dodecatemoria may be understood as a very simple reproduction of the Moon’s movement: for each day in the schematic year, the Dodecatemoria-scheme gives the position of the schematic Moon in the…

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