The Earth’s Shadow

Page image showing the shadow cast by the earth.
Illustration of the earth casting a shadow, from BL Royal MS 16C XII, for. 46v.

Today’s image comes once again from the many diagrams in BL Royal MS 16 C XII. This particular drawing illustrates how the earth’s shadow is cast by the sun. I appreciate the detail the scribe added to the sun, giving it a face complete with attitude.

A close up of the sun showing the face on it.
A slightly grumpy sun shines onto the earth.