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Text #5833

Yeomans. Comets
[p. 362]

11th century BC (perhaps about 1059 BC); China.

When King Wu-Wang waged a punitive war against King Chou, a broom star comet appeared with the handle of the broom star pointing east.

Sources: Ho (2), Pankenier (1983)

Text #5834

Pankenier & Xu & Jiang. Archaeoastronomy in East Asia
[p. 11]

BC 1059 [China]

When King Wu [of Zhou] conquered King Zhou [of Shang], a broom star appeared with its tail pointing toward the Kingdom of Yin.

Sources: [Huainanzi] ch. 15

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