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Pankenier & Xu & Jiang. Archaeoastronomy in East Asia
[p. 306]

BC 74 Apr 7 [China]

(a) 1st year of the Yuanping reign period of Emperor Zhao of Han, 2nd month, day jiashen [21]; at dawn there was a meteor as big as the Moon, and a multitude of stars all traveled westward with it.

Sources: [Han shu: Zhao di ji] ch. 7; [Han shu: tianwen zhi] ch. 26

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