Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1895
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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Page 490 - XII contain The Moon's Right Ascension and Declination, for each day and hour of Greenwich mean time. They are accompanied with columns of differences for one minute, which are also given at each hour.
Page 486 - ... mean noon. The civil day begins twelve hours before the astronomical day ; therefore the first part of the civil day answers to the last part of the preceding astronomical day, and the last part of the civil day to the first part of the same astronomical day.
Page 400 - In the year 1896 there will be four eclipses, two of the Sun and two of the Moon.
Page 496 - In the case of total and annular eclipses, a rough estimate of the magnitude of the eclipse may be obtained from the position of the place relatively to the central line and to the limit. On the central line, the eclipse is annular or total, while on the limit, the limb of the moon only grazes that of the sun. More Accurate Computations.
Page 491 - ... together under that date; and the columns are read from left to right, across both pages of the same opening. The letter W. or E. is affixed to the name of the sun, planet or star, to indicate that it is on the west, or east side of the moon.
Page 93 - The semidiameter for mean noon may be assumed the same as that for apparent noon. The sign + prefixed to the hourly change of declination indicates that north declinations are increasing; the sign — indicates that north declinations are decreasing.
Page 512 - Д и, the reduction of the mean to the apparent obliquity; -, the fraction of the year since January 0. The numerical coefficients are in units of the seventh place of decimals. The correction for latitude has been taken from GOETZE'S paper in the Astronomical Journal, Vol. II, page 71. The mean equatorial horizontal parallax of the sun, adopted from Professor NEWCOMB'S Investigation of the Distance of the Sun and the Elements which depend on it,* is 8".848. The adopted semidiameter of the sun at...
Page 509 - On very rare occasions an emersion might be seen in the east, or an immersion in the west, when this difference is a few minutes less than an hour. 3. The Sun must not be much more than an hour above the horizon at the local mean time T—\, unless the star is bright enough to be seen in the daytime.

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