Geographical sites:

  • China (click here to focus in map)


Text #222

Yeomans. Comets
[p. 363]

296 BC; China. A broom star comet was seen. Ho, (18).

Text #9138

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 512]

-295 The Chinese text Shih Chi (-90) contains the only ancient account of this comet. It says a “broom star” was seen sometime during -295.

Text #5906

Pankenier & Xu & Jiang. Archaeoastronomy in East Asia
[p. 14]

BC 296 [China]

11th year of King Zhaoxiang of Qin of the Warring States; a broom star appeared.

Sources: Ho (18), [Shiji:Qin benji] ch. 5; [Shiji: liu guo nian biao] ch. 15

Please view our Legal Notice before you make use of this Database.

See also our Credits page for info on data we are building upon.