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Another useful relative evidence is the moon rise and moon set.A moon rise in the night indicates Krishna Paksha (Dark fortnight) and a moon rise in the day points to Shukla Paksha (Bright fortnight).Thus absolute position helps in establishing the absolute chronology.
The last Bharata king mentioned in the Yajur Veda is the King Dhritarashtra.
The nakshatras hence form the numerical markings of the clock across which the second hand, minute hand and the hour hand of the clock traverses.
The nakshatras that indicate position of the planets are 27 in total as mentioned in the Yajur Veda Samhita.
The retrograde motion of Mars happens once in every 2.5 years when the Earth and the Mars are closest to each other.
During this time Mars appears to move backwards for a short while due to the relative motion when the Earth overtakes the Mars.