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Sumerian / Babylonian Day Differences Rising and Setting Stars - LexiLine Journal 489

Sumerian / Babylonian Day Differences Rising and Setting Stars

MUL.APIN
Day Differences in the Rising and Setting of 15 Stars
(Column III, Lines 34 through 50)
[ca. 2340 BC] [There are some errors in the days given].

34. From the rise of the Lance KAK.SI.SA [Alphard] to the rise of the Star of Eridu NUN.KI [False Cross] is 55 days

35. From the rise of the Lance KAK.SI.SA [Alphard] to the rise of SHU.PA [Arcturus] is 60 days

36. From the rise of SHU.PA [Arcturus] to the rise of the Seed-Furrow AB.SIN [Spica] is 10 days

37. From the rise of the Seed-Furrow AB.SIN [Spica] to the rise of the Scales (zibanitum) is 20 days

38. From the rise of the Scales (zibanitum) to the rise of the Goat UZ [Hercules] is 30 days

39. From the rise of the Goat UZ [Hercules] to the rise of the Leopard UD.KA.DUCH.A [Cygnus] is 30 days

40. From the rise of the Leopard UD.KA.DUCH.A [Cygnus] to the rise of the swallow SIM.MACH [Delphinus] is 30 days

41. From the rise of the Swallow SIM.MACH [Delphinus] to the rise of the Great Square ASH.IKU [Pegasus, Enif] is 20 days

42. From the rise of the Great Square ASH.IKU [Pegasus] to the rise of the Fish KU6 [Pisces] is 40 days

43. From the rise of the Fish KU6 to the rise of the Crooked Staff GAM [Camelopardalis] is 35 days

44. From the rise of the Crooked Staff GAM [Camelopardalis] to the rise of the Star Cluster MUL.MUL [Pleiades] is 10 days

45. From the rise of the Star Cluster MUL.MUL [Pleidades] to the rise of the Steer of Heaven GU4.AN.NA [Taurus] is 20 days

46. From the rise of the Steer of Heaven GU4.AN.NA [Taurus] to the rise of the Loyal Shepherd of Heaven SIPA.ZI.AN.NA [Orion] is 20 days

47. From the rise of the Loyal Shepherd of Heaven SIPA.ZI.AN.NA [Orion] to the rise of the Lance KAK.SI.SA [Alphard] is 35 days

48. From the rise of the Lance KAK.SI.SA [Alphard] to the rise of the Bow BAN [nu, Stars of Hydra] is 20 days

Column III, Lines 49 and 50 relate to the daily "shift" of the time of rising and setting of stars by four minutes per day.

49. Daily the stars in the morning go four minutes into the night
Papke explains: the stars set four minutes earlier daily

50. Daily the stars in the evening go four minutes into the day
Papke explains: the stars rise four minutes earlier daily

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