However, from our study of the Holocene and earlier interglacial climates it is possible to infer the climatic results of the continuing interplay between the changing astronomical position
of the Earth, solar irradiance variations and episodic volcanic activity.
By the 16th century, it had put the Julian calendar behind the solar one Aa- the actual astronomical position
of the solar system - by ten days.
Designed for the observation of astronomical positions
with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations.
The lawyer for Societe Generale, Jean Veil, called the verdict "a great satisfaction," particularly the court's demand the former trader reimburse the (euro) 4.9 billion ($7 billion at the time) that it cost the bank to unwind his astronomical positions
. Still, Veil acknowledged that full repayment would, in all likelihood, be out of the question.
So I look at astronomical positions
for that day, reading and interpreting energy patterns in the atmosphere rather than weather conditions."
Martini had entered China in 1643 and for three years travelled widely throughout the country, collecting materials for his surveys and determining the astronomical positions
of many towns and geographical features.
Mobberley notes that a particular software package can measure astronomical positions
relative to the GSC.
On the brighter side, Aristotle did correctly set a standard, against Platonic metaphysical imperialism, for arguing on astronomical grounds against astronomical positions
, even if he did not himself live up to his own standard.