The Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide 1929 Page: 36
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36 THE TEXAS ALMANAC-1929.
Standard time for daily rising and setting of sun and moon in
Texas-Moon's Phases-Planetary Configurations-Eclipses--Holidays
of 1929-Elements of the planets.
Time given in the tables on the three following pages is standard (railroad) Cen-
tral time For the moon's phases this may be considered as uniform throughout
Texas. However, the time given for sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset is at the
intersection of the 98 of longitude west, and the 32 of latitude north. These lines in-
tersect near Hico, Hamilton County. For all general purposes the time given in tables
w ill serve all Central Texas
The actual time of sunrise, sunset.
moonrise and moonset varies east and Arnilo
west of the 98th mer idian, so that four
minutes of time should be subtracted from
the time given in the tables for each de- Lubbock
glee cast of the 98th and four minutes ti hst,
added for each degree west. On the ac- AbFti*Sa , * a ha
companying map are given some of the .
principal points in Texas with number of Lat 3 , .o
minutes to br added or subtracted. With 'Et aso - -
reference to El Paso, however, it may be - .ec2S S4 , _
stated that, although all of Texas is cus- '22 '
tomarily placed in the Central time belt. 1L hs r
Mountain time is generally used in that . .
city. Hence, if Mountain time is wanted, Delo on hm
one houi should be subtracted after mak- ISa4rtabd, ,
ing the calculation indicated on the ac- .2 2
companying map. These calculations are
for making corrections east and west of
the 98th median. There are also varia-
tions, at times, because of position north
and south of the 32d parallel. These fluc-
tuate through the lunar month, however,
and could not be shown without exten-
sive tables which are not deemed neces-
saiy for the practical purposes for which SIGNS OF THE PLANETS.
this calendar is presented.
The Sun. e Mars.
ECLIPSES, 1929. (( The Moon. 21 Jupiter.
Mercury. it Saturn.
There will be no eclipse, either of sun 9 Venus. $ Uianus.
or moon, visible in Texas during the year 9 The Earth ( Neptune
1929. There will be no eclipse of the
moon. There will be two eclipses of the SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.
sun. The first, a total eclipse, May 9,
will be visible generally in Northern Aus- Spring. Autumn.
tralia, Southeastern Asia, Indian Ocean, 1. c Aries. 7. - Libra.
and the eastern part of South America. 2 8 Taurus 8. rn Scorpius.
The second, which will be an annular 3. 1 Gemini. 9. t Sagittarius
eclipse, Nov 1, will be visible in Maine Summer. Winter.
in the United States. Its path will cover 4. - Cancer. 10. 1V Capricornus.
most of the Atlantic, Western Europe. 5 [1 Leo 11. w Aquarius.
Africa, Southwestern Asia and the west- 6. ni Virgo. 12. M Pisces.
ern half of the Indian Ocean.
6 This sign, appearing together with the
Aphelion-Point at which a planet's or- signs of two heavenly bodies, means
bit is farthest from the sun that the two bodies are "in conjunc-
Perihelion-Point at which a planet's tion," that is, the nearest apparent
orbit is nearest the sun approach of the two bodies to each
Apogee-That point of the moon's orbit other as seen in the sky. When "in
farthest from the earth conjunction" two bodies have the
Perigee-That point of the moon's orbit same longitude or right ascension.
nearest the earth. D This sign is called "quadrature" and
Nodes-Points at which orbit of a planet means that the two bodies differ by
intersects the plane of the ecliptic. 90 degrees of longitude or right
Ascending Node-Point at which planet ascension.
passes from south to north side. De- 8 This sign means that the two bodies
scending Node-Point at which planet are "in opposition," or opposite each
passes from north to south side. other with respect to the earth, that
Zodiac-The twelve divisions of 30 de- Is, differing by 180 degrees of longi-
grees each into which the panorama, or tude or right ascension.
cycle, of the heavens is divided as it is Nodes.
viewed in the swing of the earth around 0 Ascending Node.
the sun P4 Descending Node.
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