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14...Rough Rose (Rosa Scabriuscula) flowering.
16...Umbelled Rose Campion (Agrostema Flos Jovis), and Downy-leaved Rose (Rosa tomentosa) flowering.
18...Red Pompone Lily (Lilium Pomponium) flowering.
19... Willow leaved Spiroa (Spirea Salicifolia), Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa), and Branching Spider Wort (Phalangium ramosum) flowering,
From the 20th May' till the 20th June.
Some heavy showers of rain and hail, with thunder,
.Cloudy, rain at night.
..Some light rain.
..Heavy rain at night.
..Heavy rain, with thunder,
Very wet, with some thunder.
High drying wind, and some very light showers, ........Showery and windy.
The barometer has during this period been, on the 27th May, 30-17th June $0-1-18th, 30-3-19th, 30-2-the lowest on the 5th June, 29-2.
The thermometer has been as high as 63 on the morning of the 22d of May, A.M.on the 24th at 8 A.M. 50——27th at 8 A.M. 60—on the 17th June at 8 A.M. 60—18th at 8 A.M. 59-19th 59-20th 50.
The wind has been observed 6 times S.E-15 S.W.—2. N.E.—3. N.W,—3 S.——4W. so that the prevalence has been evidently southerly,
FOR JULY, 1811.
(Extracted from Frend's Evening Amusements.)
THE Moon is on the meridian on the 1st, at one minute past eight, having below her but near to the meridian the first of the Balance, and above her at a much greater distance, both from her and the meridian, the second of this constellation. To the east of her we shall notice Mars and the two first stars of the Scorpion.
On the 3d, the Moon is on the meridian at three quarters past nine, having nearly
under her the first of the Scorpion, and below her to the west the second of this constellation; beyond this star we notice Mars, and to the east of the meridian, nearly at the same distance, Saturn. The Moon thus between the two planets, and having un der her a star of the first magnitude, will attract our attention.
On the 6th is full Moon at twenty-six minutes past seven in the morning. She rises nearly at the same time with the two first stars of the Goat, whose brightness will be much diminished by her superior splendour.
On the 14th, the Moon rises in the morning under the three first stars of the Ram, and it is soon followed by the small stars in the head of the Whale, but does not pass the line between the first of the Ram and Menkar before sun-rise.
On the 20th, at four minutes past eleven is new Moon.
On the 26th, we perceive that she has passed the five stars in triangle of the Virgin, though the third of this constellation is the nearest star to her.
On the 31st, she is on the meridian at one minute past eight, being directly under the seventh of the Serpent-bearer, the stars in the Scorpion, with Mars, being below her to the west, and Saturn below her, but nearer to her, to the east of the meridian.
The chief planets are morning stars during this month; and a conjunction between Venus and Jupiter taking place, their brilliancy in the north east by east will frequently attract the attention of the early riser.
Mercury is a morning star till the 24th, when he is in his superior conjunction; and as his latitude is south in the first part of the month, he will not often present himself to our view.
Venus is a morning star, her duration above the horizon, before sun-rise on the 1st being an hour and forty minutes; and this duration increases, though very slowly.
Mars is on the meridian on the 1st, at forty-six minutes past eight in the evening, and on the 19th at forty-one minutes past seven, being in the eighth sign and to the south of the ecliptic: he is, when on the meridian, only a little above the middle of the lower regions. As Jupiter and Venus attract attention in the morning, Mars and Saturn will merit it in our evening walks, and the stars in the Scorpion form an agreeable groupe between them.
Jupiter is a morning star, and his duration above the horizon before sun rise is daily increasing, being at first little more than an hour and a quarter. Mercury passes him on the 3d, Venus on the 10th; so that the motion of these planets by him must be highly interesting to the astronomer; and the early riser cannot but be struck at the appearance of these morning stars.
Saturn is on the meridian at forty-seven minutes past ten at night of the 1st, and at twenty nine minutes past nine of the 19th. He is therefore in a favourable position for the observer, being then about the middle of the lower region.
Herschell is on the meridian at eleven minutes past eight in the evening of the 1st, and forty-nine minutes past six of the 21st.
The Sun's apparent diameter on the 1st, is thirty-one minutes, thirty-one seconds, and on the 19th thirty-one minutes, thirty-two seconds. At noon of the 27th it is, half a degree.
ECLIPSES OF JUPITER'S SATELLITES.
SDAYS. H. M S.
32 31 10
0 20 40
DAYS. H. M
14 29 4217
58 19 20 16
18 47 56
19 10 52 37
21 5 21 8
22 23 49 43
24 18 18 13
Look to the right hand
DAYS, H. M. S.
1 50 17 Im⋅
26 29 E
49 47 Im.
21 9 50
1st Sat. continued.
12 46 47
7 15 16
20 12 19
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