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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

In 1000s - 1200s, did people know about the moon and other stars?

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  • 1 month ago

    They knew about the sun and the moon, but nothing other than that. They also believed in a Earth-centered universe

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  • 1 month ago

    no, they were invisible

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  • PAMELA
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    1 month ago

    They knew that there was a sun for heat, and a moon and that there was stars, what they did, orbits etc was not known back then.

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  • JOHN B
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    1 month ago

    Somehow, somewhere, some way. The Mayans knew as much or more than we know today. They used the cosmic cycle to compute the yearly cycle more accurately than we do.

    They knew that the complete cycle of the milky way was 26,000 yr.

    The Dogon knew where Sirius B was located and the planet that rotated around it and the cycles within Sirius. We finally saw Sirius B in 1867 and the planet in 1927.

    More than one civilization knew where the Pleiades constellation was located and the fact that it consisted of 7 stars even though they could only see 5 with the naked eye. It wasn't until the 1890's with the new large telescopes that we saw them.

    Stonehenge is believed to be a star map of our solar system and the solar cycle including the equinox and solstice.

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    • JOHN B
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      1 month agoReport

      They told anthropologists of the existence in the 20's which was not confirmed until modern telescopes in the 50's.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    no, the  Moon was not discovered until 1952.  The stars in 1963.

    • Chris
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      1 month agoReport

      Exactly!

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  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The sun, moon, and stars are the original calendar and compass. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The moon and stars have always been visible f/ Earth. Civilizations speculated about them and in some cases made accurate extrapolations. 

    Copernicus was a renaissance man who did a good job surmising around the 1400s. The telescope showed up around 1600 and advances in astronomy escalated.   SIr Caustic- For being such a wiseguy you're selectively unable to recognize sarcasm. You just want to dish it out which puts you chronically in the state of discredit. I can't block you fast enough ... lol.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They did and it was Iran that was quite advanced in the field of astronomy, with Al-Biruni regarded as one of the greatest scholars of 11th century, well versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, and the natural sciences. 

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  • Carson
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Yes, humans have been watching stars and constellations since we started walking on two legs. The Myans studied the stars since 3114 B.C

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They were aware of them, but they didn't know much about them.

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