The Star-charts: Arabic Constellations - Star Names Used by the Arabs in the Indian Ocean(313 words)



The first of these shows the orthodox Arabic names of the constellations and their Classical equivalents: for particulars refer to P. Kunitzsch, Arabische Sternnamen in Europa (Wiesbaden, 1959). The twenty-eight anwāʾ or stations along the Ecliptic, through which moved the moon, the planets, and the sun on its annual cycle, are numbered in red, and the particular stars, or star-pairs or clusters, which acted as their markers are pointed out by red arrows. As the sun passed through each nawʾ, the star or constellation involved was thought to influence climatic and other eve…

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Kennedy, Hugh. "The Star-charts: Arabic Constellations - Star Names Used by the Arabs in the Indian Ocean." Historical Atlas of Islam. Edited by: Hugh Kennedy. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 21 December 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/historical-atlas-of-islam/the-star-charts-arabic-constellations-star-names-used-by-the-arabs-in-the-indian-ocean-HAI_2_3>
First appeared online: 2011
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