Dante's Astronomy

Moon in the middle of Scorpio

Reference: Purg.9.1-6
Place: Purgatory
Context: Dante refers to the time in the southern hemisphere by alluding to Aurora, here intended as goddess of the moon, which can now be seen in the "cold animal," the constellation Scorpio.

Moon in the middle of Scorpio

Date/Time: Sunday April 10, 1300 11:00 PM

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