The Planetarium and Astronomical Calculator
Printed at the office of the Western Argus, 1832 - Astronomy - 262 pages
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angle apogee appear Aries ascending node attraction axis beginning body calculated called cause centre centuries circle Comets conjunction consequently continue dark degrees descending describes diameter difference direction discovered disk distance earth Eclipse equal equator EXAMPLE fall fixed force fourth full Moon given gravity greater greatest half happen Heavens horizon Jupiter latitude least length less light LONDON longitude lunations March matter mean anomaly mean distance Mercury miles millions minutes month Moon's Moon's orbit motion move namely nearer nearest nearly never node observer once opposite orbit passes path performs period planet pole proportion quarter rays remainder Required revolution rise round satellites Saturn seconds seen semi-diameter shadow side signs Solar space stars Style subtract Sun and Moon Sun's mean surface System Table telescope third thousand Tides tion true Venus visible whole
Page 248 - 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 Waterbearer, and Pisces the Fishes...
Page 14 - Thousands of thousands of suns, multiplied without end, and ranged all around us, at immense distances from each other, attended by ten thousand times ten thousand worlds, all in rapid motion, yet calm, regular, and harmonious, invariably keeping the paths prescribed them ; and these worlds peopled with myriads of intelligent beings, formed for endless progression in perfection and felicity.
Page 2 - ANSLEY, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the title of which is in the words following, to wit : " Elements of Literature ; or, an Introduction to the Study of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.
Page 78 - This is the same as saying that when a ray of light passes out of one medium into another, the...
Page 253 - October in 1582, to make the /Equinox fall on the 21st of March, as it did at the time of that council. And, to prevent the like variation for the future, he ordered that three days...
Page 14 - Vast concave ! ample dome ! wast thou design'd A meet apartment for the Deity ? — •Not so; that thought alone thy state impairs, Thy lofty sinks, and shallows thy profound, And straitens thy diffusive ; dwarfs the whole, And makes a universe an orrery.
Page 124 - Differences of local situation cause great differences as to the height to which the tide rises. In the central parts of the ocean the height is comparatively small, seldom exceeding three feet, but in rushing up contracted channels the...
Page 257 - Sun is a revolution of twenty-eight years, in which time the days of the months return again to the same days of the week ; the Sun's place to the same signs and degrees of the ecliptic on the same months and days...
Page 112 - ... because she is always in that sign which is diametrically opposite to the sun at the time of full moon. When the sun is at his greatest depression below the horizon, being then in Capricorn, the moon is at her FIRST QUARTER in Aries : FULL in Cancer ; and at her THIRD QUARTER in Libra : and as the beginning of Aries is the rising point of the ecliptic, Cancer the highest, and Libra the setting point, the moon rises at her FIRST QUARTER in Aries, is most elevated above the horizon, and FULL in...
Page 9 - Huygens carried his thoughts so far, as to believe it not impossible that there may be stars at such inconceivable distances, that their light has not yet reached the earth since its creation ; although the velocity of light be a million of times greater than the velocity of a cannon bullet ; and, as Mr.