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16th century flamboyant gothic Astrological Clock in the choir screen of the Cathedral of Chartres, France.

The chancel screen includes, on the south side, an impressive astrological clock dating from the 16th century. It told not only the time but the day of the week, the month of the year, the time of sunrise and sunset, the phase of the moon and the current sign of the zodiac. The Astrological Clock was created in 1525 to 1528 by Jehan Texier or Jean de Beauce. The clock is impressive with its multi-tasking capacities. It tells the time, day of the week, month, and year. It also displays the time of sunrise, sunset, the phase of the moon, and the current sign of the zodiac. It is carved onto the chancel screen of Chartres Cathedral. Its inner works were partially destroyed in 1793. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
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16th century flamboyant gothic Astrological Clock in the choir screen  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. <br />
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The chancel screen includes, on the south side, an impressive astrological clock dating from the 16th century. It told not only the time but the day of the week, the month of the year, the time of sunrise and sunset, the phase of the moon and the current sign of the zodiac. The Astrological Clock was created in 1525 to 1528 by Jehan Texier or Jean de Beauce.  The clock is impressive with its multi-tasking capacities.  It tells the time, day of the week, month, and year.  It also displays the time of sunrise, sunset, the phase of the moon, and the current sign of the zodiac.  It is carved onto the chancel screen of Chartres Cathedral. Its inner works were partially destroyed in 1793. A UNESCO World Heritage Site