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."[1]


Eclipse visibility diagrams
Tycho Brahe's diagram
It was visible across all of Africa, Europe, and Asia and most of Australia
The moon passed west to east through the center of the earth's umbral shadow causing a very dark red eclipse 
Diagram of the appearance of the eclipse from Tycho Brahe's De nova stella 
Diagram of the solar system at the time of the eclipse from Tycho Brahe's De nova stella 

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