Celestial / Comet

214BC Aug.± 1y , Duration 30d ± 10d

Event #27: Bright Star, Broom star in the West

Stable URL: http://cof.quantumfuturegroup.org/events/27

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Text #43

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 7]

The Shih chi (-90) is the only account of this object. It reports that a “bright star” was seen in the west sometime during -213. Interestingly, the commentary of the Shih chi specifically referred to this object as a “broom star”.

Text #44

Yeomans. Comets

214 BC, China. A bright star or comet appeared in the west. Possibly a nova. Ho, (22)

Text #9192

Pankenier & Xu & Jiang. Archaeoastronomy in East Asia

33rd year of the First Emperor of Qin of the Warring States period; a bright star emerged in the west. [Shiji jijie] (commentary) quoting Xu Guang says, “Huangfu Mi (AD 214-AD 282) says, ‘a broom star appeared.’”

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