Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 111–117

Ancient Chinese observations of planetary positions and a table of planetary occultations

  • Liu Ciyuan

DOI: 10.1007/BF00056020

Cite this article as:
Ciyuan, L. Earth Moon Planet (1988) 40: 111. doi:10.1007/BF00056020


Ancient Chinese records of observations of planetary positions are introduced and classified. A table which includes 66 records of planetary occultations is given in this paper. Those ancient records are valuable for research on the secular motions of planets.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liu Ciyuan
    • 1
  1. 1.Shaanxi Astronomical Observatory, Academia SinicaLintongChina