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Christianus Prolianus and Joachinus de Gigantibus - 'Astronomia' (1478

Christianus Prolianus and Joachinus de Gigantibus. Astronomia “Comparative view of the magnitudes of the Sun (a large disc of gold), the Moon (silver), Mars (gold), Venus (gold), Mercury (gold) and Earth (pale).

Illuminated Manuscript, Compendium of computistical texts, Above: The harmony of the spheres; Below: The planetary orbits, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.73, fol. 5r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Illuminated Manuscript, Compendium of computistical texts, Above: The harmony of the spheres; Below: The planetary orbits, Walters Art Museum Ms.

Diagram of the planetary orbits and zodiac BOTTOM: Diagram of the planet cycles, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.73, fol. 2v.

Illuminated Manuscript, Compendium of computistical texts, TOP: Diagram of the planetary orbits and zodiac BOTTOM: Diagram of the planet cycles, Walters Art Museum Ms.

Eustachio Divini (1610-1685)  Map of the Moon, 1649 (late 19th century reprint from original copper plate)  Osimo, Biblioteca Comunale    Numerous details in this map suggest that Divini drew his inspiration from the lunar maps of Hevelius. Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and the Moon are depicted in the margins.

Eustachio Divini Map of the Moon, 1649 (late century reprint…

touba: “ Detail from the illustration “Formation of the Crescent of the Moon”, from the Turkish version of The Wonders of Creation by al-Qazwini, artist unknown, c.

Volvelles. This 15th Century version were designed to aid in the calculation of the locations of the planets throughout the year.

The Paper Plate Planet Pointer.

John Crane Dower, Phases and Movements of the Moon, 1846

Artist: John Crane Dower Artist Bio: British, active 1820 - 1847 Creation Date: 1846 Process: engraving Credit Line: Museum purchase Accession Number:

According to kahuna legend, this ancient symbol radiates an energy that increases happiness and good fortune.  The circles represent unconditional love (Aloha), the branching lines represent divine power (Mana), and the total of eight circles and lines represents abundant good (Pono). The symbol is said to be a channel for the blessing of whatever location it is in and whoever is in sight of it.  We bring it back to help transform the world.  Copyright 1984 - by Huna International.

The circles represent unconditional love (Aloha), the branching lines represent divine power (Mana), and the total of eight circles and lines represents abundant good (Pono). The symbol is used for blessing.

Galileo used a telescope to view the moons and this was just one of the many phases he was able to view with his telescope.

Galileo Galilei Galileo- Suspiciendaque Proponens Unicuique [The great starry messenger], 1610

The Moon in its Final Quarter, 1635.   Claude Mellan - Engraving; first state of two.

The Moon in its Final Quarter Claude Mellan (French, Abbeville Paris) Date: 1635 Medium: Engraving; first state of two

Flemish astronomical manuscript, c. 1800 with volvelles

Flemish astronomical manuscript, c. 1800 with volvelles / Sacred Geometry

Libra | Book of Hours | ca. 1473 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours

Libra ~ Book of Hours ~ ~ Italy, probably Milan ~ Latin and Italian ~ Artist: attributed to Venturino Mercati ~ one of 12 full-page calendar illustrations ~ The Morgan Library & Museum

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