Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles: And Made Easy to Those who Have Not Studied Mathematics : to which are Added, a Plain Method of Finding the Distances of All the Planets from the Sun, by the Transit of Venus Over the Sun's Disc, in the Year 1761 : an Account of Mr. Horrox's Observation of the Transit of Venus in the Year 1639 : And, of the Distances of All the Planets from the Sun, as Deduced from Observations of the Transit in the Year 1761
Matthew Carey, 1809 - Astronomy - 533 pages
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Page 383 - Aries, the Ram ; Taurus, the Bull ; Gemini, the Twins : Cancer, the Crab ; Leo, the Lion ; Virgo, the Virgin ; Libra, the Balance ; Scorpio, the Scorpion ; Sagittarius, the Archer ; Capricornus, the Goat ; Aquarius, the Water-bearer ; and Pisces, the Fishes.
Page 60 - ... wisely ordered by the Author of nature; for if the axis of this planet were inclined any considerable number of degrees, just so many degrees round each pole would in their turn be almost six of our years together in darkness. And as each degree of a great circle on Jupiter contains...
Page 263 - ... or entirely, intercepts our view of the sun ; the one is called a total, the other a partial, eclipse. Thus the solar eclipse is nothing more than the situation in which the earth is placed when the shadow of the moon falls upon it, and consequently, properly speaking, it is only an eclipse of that part of the earth where the moon's shadow falls. Hence we learn that the sun is not really darkened, but is only for a short space concealed from us by the intervention of another body, whilst he still...
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