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"Cosmos" clock:

Revolution of the Constellations

A mecanic clock showing the earth, the constellations, the months and their days

Presentation :

This clock was created by Christian Bernardet, a watch maker in Franche-Comté, near Métabief-Mont D'or (France). It permits to read the time on a turning disc, and to show in an oval piece (representing the visible part of the sky), the crossings of the sun, the moon and the constellations of the Zodiac.

The hand bearing the sun indicates the latin names of constellations, months of the year and their days (date).

On a blue-night bulding disc are hand-engraved the symbols representing the zodiac signs and their name. This disc turns at the same time as the sun and the moon, but with a difference of 1/365,242 for each turn, that is to see on the sky the constellations moving of one day each turn : you will see the sun in front of the Capricorn in January, in front of the Lion (Leo) in August, etc …


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