December 1573 lunar eclipse
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A total lunar eclipse occurred on December 8, 1573.
It was predicted and then observed by a young Tycho Brahe (assisted by his sister Sophia) at Knutstorp Castle. He said "I cannot but be very surprised that even at this youthful age of 26 years, I was able to get such accurate results."
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- Curriculum vitae of Tycho Brahe Tycho observes a lunar eclipse together with his 17-year-old sister Sophie. From the observation he finds the perigee of the Sun.
- Sophie Brahe, 1556-1643
- Brahe, Tycho, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
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