Timeline of Chinese astronomy

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This is a timeline of Chinese records and investigations in astronomy.

  • c. 2000 BC - Chinese determine that Jupiter needs 12 years to complete one revolution of its orbit.
  • c. 1400 BC - Chinese record the regularity of solar and lunar eclipses and the earliest known Solar prominence and two novas (七日己巳夕有新大星并火,辛未酉殳新星).
  • c. 1200 BC - Chinese divide the sky into twenty eight regions( Chinese constellation); for recognitions of the stars.

flat earth theory.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Early Astronomy and the Beginnings of a Mathematical Science". NRICH (University of Cambridge). 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  2. ^ "The Observation of Sunspots". UNESCO Courier. 1988. Retrieved 2010-07-14.