L'horloge astronomique de la Collégiale Notre-Dame-des-Anges de L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue- L'Isle sur Sorgue, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence
N 43° 55.194 E 005° 03.090
31T E 664699 N 4865021
Quick Description: L'horloge astronomique de l'Isle sur Sorgue / Isle sur Sorgue astronomical clock
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 2/29/2020 1:24:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM124ZF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
FR Depuis la plus haute antiquité toutes les civilisations, toutes les religions ont essayé d'élaborer des calendriers, plus ou moins fiables, leur permettant de compter le temps, leur temps à partir d'un évènement fondateur ou légendaire considéré par chacune d'elle comme majeur.

Les Calendriers étaient indispensables pour prévoir les semailles et les moissons, l'arrivée des chaleurs. C'est en observant d'une part le mouvement de la lune et ses différentes phases (pleine lune, demi-lune, croissant) et d'autre part le mouvement apparent du soleil que sont nés les premiers calendriers (de calendes mot d'origine étrusque désignant le 1er jour du mois chez les Romains).

Ce cadran lunaire et non pas solaire trouve sa justification par la nécessité qu'il y eut de mesurer le temps pour la prévision des semailles, des moissons, l'arrivée des chaleurs et de la froidures.

C'est au fronton de l'église qu'on allait chercher la mesure du temps, préoccupation majeure des hommes qui travaillent les champs.

Sous l'horloge traditionnelle, l'horloge de ce waymark est très simple. On voit juste un double cercle qui renferme les chiffres de 1 à 29 et au centre, une aiguille et deux petits cercles symbolisant la Lune.
EN Since ancient times all civilizations, all religions have tried to develop calendars, more or less reliable, allowing them to count time, their time from a founding or legendary event considered by each of them as major.

Calendars were essential to predict sowing and harvesting, the arrival of heat. It is by observing on the one hand the movement of the moon and its different phases (full moon, half-moon, crescent) and on the other hand the apparent movement of the sun that were born the first calendars (from calendes word of Etruscan origin designating the 1st day of the month among the Romans).

This lunar and not solar dial finds its justification by the need that there was to measure time for the forecast of sowing, harvests, the arrival of heat and colds.

It was on the pediment of the church that we sought time measurement, a major concern of men who work the fields.

Under the traditional clock, the clock for this waymark is very simple. We just see a double circle which contains the numbers from 1 to 29 and in the center, a needle and two small circles symbolizing the Moon.


Source : http://www.oti-delasorgue.fr/decouvrir/terre-de-culture/les-musees-sites-et-monuments/370284-le-cadran-lunaire
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24/7/366


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

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