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Chinese records of the 1874 transit of Venus

@inproceedings{Lu2013ChineseRO,
  title={Chinese records of the 1874 transit of Venus},
  author={L. Lu and Huifang Li},
  year={2013}
}
Before the advent of radar, transits of Venus were very important for measuring the distance between the Earth and the Sun. A transit occurred in 1874, and was visible from China, other parts of east and southeast Asia and from India, Australia and New Zealand and certain islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. As a result, many astronomers from Western countries came to China to observe it. According to traditional Chinese astrology, the Sun represented the Emperor, and if the Sun was… Expand

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