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celestial globe

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Definition of celestial globe in English:

noun

A spherical representation of the sky showing the constellations.
Example sentences
  • In 1444 he became interested in astronomy and purchased sixteen books on astronomy, a wooden celestial globe, a copper celestial globe and various astronomical instruments including an astrolabe.
  • Time was astronomical, founded on the movements of the celestial bodies, and this is represented by there being a celestial globe with 48 constellations and 1022 stars.
  • He now began to construct astronomical instruments, including water clocks for accurate timing and armillary spheres which represent the celestial globe.

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