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CALENDAR FOR TEXAS, 1941.
Calendar on the following pages is com-
piled from the American Ephemeris and Nau-
tical Almanac, especially for the Texas Al-
manac, in order that point of calculation of
hours given for sunrise, sunset, moonrise,
moonset may be centrally located with re-
spect to Texas. Time used was standard
(railroad) time for the Central time belt
Central Standard Time includes all of Texas
except El Paso and a few of the communities
immediately adjacent to El Paso, which use
Mountain Time. It will be necessary to sub-
tract one hour from the figures given on the
following pages in order to convert into
Mountain Time. The calculations made for
sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset are for
the intersection of longitude 98 degrees xnest
and latitude 32 degrees 30 minutes north, a
point about nine miles northwest of Tolar,
To get Central Standard Time of sunrise or
sunset, moonrise or moonset for any point
in Texas apply the following rules Add to
the time given in this calendar four minutes
for each degree of longitude that any given
place lies west of the 98th meridian, and sub-
tract four minutes for each degree of longi-
tude such place lies east of the 98th meridian.
For example, Merkel lies approximately on
the 100th meridian, "ence eight minutes
should be added to the time given in the
tables. On the other hand, Wills Point, lying
approximately on the 96th meridian, should
calculate its sunrise and sunset and moon-
rise and moonset by subtracting eight min-
utes from the time given in the tables.
There will also be some variation in time
for distances north and south of the line of
latitude 32 degrees 30 minutes north, but the
rule for calculating them would be compli-
cated Procedure given above will get suf-
ficiently close results for practical purposes.
Although this edition of the Texas Almanac
is for the biennium, 1941 and 1942, the calen-
dar for only 1941 is given, Data for compila-
tion of a calendar for 1942 were not available
at the time this chapter was sent to press,
PLANETARY CONFIGURATIONS AND
In the center column of the tables on fol-
lowing pages are given the phenomena and
planetary configurations of the heavens for
1941. By watching this table one may ascer-
tain the dates of beautiful and striking phe-
nomena and juxtapositions of the moon and
stars. Below is an explanation of the signs of
the planets and symbols used 'n the tables.
C The Sun & Mars.
( The Moon. r Jupiter.
n Mercury. 12 Saturn.
c Venus. Uranus.
The Earth. W Neptune.
d This symbol appearing before the symbols
for two heavenly bodies means that
they are "in conjunction," that is, hav-
ing the same longitude as applies to
the sky and appearing near each other.
c This symbol means that the two heaven-
ly bodies differ by 90 degrees of longi-
8 This symbol means that the two heaven-
ly bodies are "in opposition," or differ
by 180 degrees of longitude.
' Ascending node.
L Descending node.
FIRST AND LAST TWILIGHT.
First Last First Last
light light light light
in am in pm. in am in pm.
Jan 31 .. 604 7:28 July 30 ...409 9.06
Mar. 2 .. 5.38 7:52 Aug. 29 ...4.38 8 27
Apr 1 .. 4 29 8-15 Sept. 28 .. 5 01 7-43
May 1 .. 4:16 8:44 Oct 28 .. 5 23 7 08
May 31 .. 347 q 10 Nov. 27 .. 5 45 6 53
June 30....3:46 9:25 Dec. 27....6:05 7.02
ANNIVERSARIES AND FESTIVALS, 1941.
*New Year's Day ........Wednesday, Jan 1
Epiphany ........... ....Monday, Jan 6
*Robert E Lee's Birthday.. Sunday, Jan 19
Septuagesima Sunday ... Sunday, Feb, 9
Lincoln's Birthday ....Wednesday, Feb 12
*Washington's Birthday... .Saturday, Feb. 22
*Arbor Day ..........Saturday, Feb 22
Quinquagesima (Shrove Sunday) . .
Sunday, Feb. 23
Ash Wednesday ........ Wednesday, Feb. 26
iTexas Independence Day
...................... Sunday, March 2
Palm Sunday ...............Sunday, April 6
Good Friday ............. Friday, April 11
First Day of Passover.....Saturday, April 12
Easter Sunday ............ Sunday, April 3
TSan Jacinto Day........... Monday, April 21
Rogation Sunday .......... Sunday, May 18
Ascension Day ............Thursday, May 22
Memorial Day . ... Friday, May 30
Pentecost (Whit Sunday)....Sunday, June 1
Hebrew Pentecost (Shebuoth)
. Sunday, June 1
*Jefferson Davis' Birthday
.Tuesday, June 3
Trinity Sunday .......... Sunday. June 8
Corpus Christi ..........Thursday. June 12
*Independence Day ......... Friday, July 4
*Labor Day . .... Monday. Sept. 1
Hebrew New Year (Rosh Hashanah)
. Monday, Sept. 22
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) t.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
First Day of Feast of Tabernacles
(Succoth) .................Monday, Oct. 6
.Columbus Day .............Sunday, Oct 12
Election Day (Some States)
........... Tuesday, Nov. 4
*Armistice Day . ...... Tuesday, Nov. 11
"tThanksgivng Day....... Thursday, Nov 20
*TThanksgiving Day.......Thursday, Nov 27
First Sunday in Advent.... Sunday. Nov 30
*Christmas Day . ... Thursday, Dec 25
In addition to days listed above, any day
proclaimed by the President or Governor is a
Texas Special Observance Days.
The Texas Legislature has set aside a num-
ber of "special observance days" with the
provision that they are not to be consid-
ered legal holidays In some instances, how-
ever, they coincide with days otherwise desig-
nated as legal holidays The following 'spe-
cial observance days'" on the 1941 Texans'
calendar are noteworthy
Texas Flag Day ..........Sunday. March 2
Sam Houston Day......... Sunday, March 2
Sunday, March 2, to Sat., March 8, ine
Texas Pioneers' Day . . Tuesday, Aug. 12
Father-of-Texas Day (in honor of
Stephen F. Austin) ......Monday, Nov. 3
In 1941 there will be four eclipses, two of the
sun and two of the moon, as follows:
March 13 -Partial eclipse of the moon, visible
generally throughout the United States.
March 27 -Annular eclipse of the sun, invis-
ible in the United States.
September 5 --Partial eclipse of the moon, in-
visible in the United States.
September 21 -Total eclipse of the sun, Invisi-
ble in the United States.
*Legal holiday in Texas as well as certain
TLegal holiday in Texas only.
$Nov. 20 will be proclaimed Thanksgiving
Day in 1941 according to early announcement
by the President Some communities prob-
ably will continue to celebrate the "old"
Thanksgiving Day which falls on Nov. 27.
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