Armilla Sentence Examples
- ARMILLA, ARMIL or Armillary Sphere (from the Lat.
- Armilla, a bracelet), an instrument used in astronomy.
- In its simplest form, consisting of a ring fixed in the plane of the equator, the armilla is one of the most ancient of astronomical instruments.
- Eratosthenes (276-196 B.C.) used most probably a solstitial armilla for measuring the obliquity of the ecliptic. Hipparchus (160-125 B.C.) probably used an armillary sphere of four rings.