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Time for culture

For millennia, man has turned to the skies for guidance. In the Middle East alone, the movements of the sun, stars and moon influenced the lives of the Bedouin people whose very survival depended on accurately reading celestial signals. These elements are woven into the very fabric of modern Arabia even today, and the moon, in particular, occupies a prominent place in local culture. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation pays tribute to lunar traditions with this stunning mosaic, depicting the night sky and the signs of the zodiac, inside its dome.

A deep astronomical connection is at the heart of A. Lange & Söhne’s Saxonia Annual Calendar timepiece which accurately charts the movements of the moon. If kept running, the moon-phase display must be corrected only once every 122.6 years.

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