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Trypillian bowl is the tool for predicting the moon eclipses.

A unique artifact, the bowl of the Trypillian culture was presented in the Museum of the Formation of the Ukrainian Nation. It has a diameter of 60 cm, 6000 years and a very interesting pattern. Since one of the basic human instincts is to see anthropological features in images even where they do not exist, journalists have already called the Trypillian artifact a plate with "smilies". Really similar, but it is not the only reason of it's uniquуness. It contains invaluable information that is six millennia old. I deciphered the message of the Trypillian people.

This is a ritual vessel, on which nothing is simply applied and each element has a meaning, forming a logical picture. The plate depicts the idea of ​​the people of Trypillia about space. The bowl is like a celestial sphere, where celestial bodies move in an orderly manner. The edge of the bowl symbolizes the horizon. There are 4 elements on the bowl that indicate the points of sunrise and sunset on the days of the solstice. The same elements are depicted on another plate, about the astronomical significance of the ornament, which I described in the article "Trypillia plate - astronomical calendar."  Each element or "smile" indicates a full moon close to the solstice. The extreme positions of the Moon in the sector where it moves on the horizon for a certain period are more precisely marked. The arc under the image of the fool Moons is similar to the Earth's satellite in the new moon phase, however, in reality it symbolizes the period of time during which this movement takes place.

The placement of the elements on the plate schematically repeats the azimuths of migration of the points of sunrise and sunset near the points of the solstice and shows the so-called high and low moon. Wavy lines indicate the duration of the above lunar cycle. They are grouped on 4 and 5 lines. If we add them up, we get the number 18. Eighteen years is the duration of the saros period. Saros - a period of time consisting of 223 synodic months (6585.32 days or 18.03 tropical years), after which the eclipses of the Moon and Sun are approximately repeated in the previous order.

Two groups of 5 and 4 lines denote half of the cycle in 9 years, then the movement of the lunar point unfolds and begins to move in the opposite direction. After 9 years, the saros cycle ends. Black brackets near the lines prove that they indicate the period of time, their different direction indicates the forward and reverse movement of the lunar point. Even in the ornament of wavy lines, the sign of the swastika is clearly visible.

 This means that astronomers of the Trypillia culture made long-term astronomical observations of the Sun and the Moon. Also, they could predict the dates of lunar eclipses. For observations, they had certain places of worship the observatories. We already know about such a place. This is a Nebel temple - an observatory. Now we have a comprehensive picture of Trypillia astronomical knowledge, their methods and tools. Parallel wavy lines show time as a flowing phenomenon flowing like water, and parentheses show time segments and the vector of motion in it. The figure embodies the generalization of long-term observations of the moon's motion, which lasted more than a decade. In the pre-writing period, drawing was a very capacious and informative way to convey a large amount of knowledge about the world around us. This plate is like a modern scientific monograph, but made in ceramics.