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VMs: Research Note: Preliminary Results of Astronomy on f67r2
I assumed the line from the middle at 9 o'clock means "start here",
and each segment means a lunar month. I used Starry Night Pro
and looked at the area around the Moon each month while it was
in a waxing crescent phase during 1583. The notation "pn" means
a planet name is given in that month on the folio.
Since the Moon is nowhere near the Sun in the phase shown on
the folio, the Sun, Mercury and Venus are eliminated from
Feb 3 pn Mars
Sep 30 pn Jupiter
I noticed that the Moon occults the Pleiades this year, just like
"Okay, that's it. I'm calling the Mother Ship."
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