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Le Cadran Lunaire

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Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges Place de la Liberté
84800 L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Since time immemorial, every civilisation and religion has tried to make calendars, more or less successfully, to help them calculate time or their time from a founding or legendary event that they each consider important. Calendars were vital to predicting the sowing season, harvests and the arrival of hot weather. The first calendars (from the Etruscan “calendae” meaning the first day of the month in Roman times) were made by observing the movement of the moon in its various phases (full moon, half moon, crescent) and the apparent movement of the sun. The moondial rather than sundial was justified by the need to measure time to predict sowing season, harvests and the arrival of hot and cold weather. Time measurement was vital to field workers and they could come to the church forecourt to see the moondial.
  • Le Cadran Lunaire 1 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • Le Cadran Lunaire 1 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue