Byzantine records of solar eclipses have refined measurements of Earth's rotation

Byzantine records of solar eclipses have refined measurements of Earth’s rotation

Records of solar eclipses from a millennium and a half ago have allowed scientists to refine measurements of the Earth’s changing rotation. A careful review of historical records from the Byzantine Empire has given scientists the times and locations of five solar eclipses. The results, while consistent with previous findings, place new, tighter constraints on …

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