Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 111–117 | Cite as

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

  • Liu Ciyuan


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.


Secular Motion Ancient Record Planetary Position Chinese Record Planetary Occultation 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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