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Calendar for Texas, 1943 and 1944.
On the following pages are calendar data
for Texas for the years, 1943 and 1944. All
compilations are from the American Ephem-
eris and Nautical Almanac for these years.
The time given for sunrise, sunset, moon-
rise and moonset is in Central War (Daylight
Saving) Time. To get Central Standard Time,
subtract one hour. All of Texas is in the
Central Time Belt except El Paso which
maintains Mountain Time. To convert Cen-
tral War Time on following pages to Moun-
tain War Time, subtract one hour.
In making these compilations, the intersec-
tion of meridian 98 degrees west and parallel
32 degrees, 30 minutes north is chosen be-
cause of its central location with respect to
Texas and the Gulf Southwest States. This
point is about nine miles NNW 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; hence 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.
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
1943 and 1944. By watching this table one
may ascertain the dates of beautiful and
striking phenomena and juxtapositions of the
moon and stars. Below is an explanation of
the signs of the planets and symbols used in
0 The Sun. d Mars.
(( The Moon. '2 Jupiter.
SMercury. h Saturn.
SVenus. $ Uranus.
0 The Earth. W Neptune.
6 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.
o 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.
FIRST AND LAST TWILIGHT.
Data given below are approximate for Texas
latitudes, Central Standard Time, any year.
First Last First Last
light light light light
in am. in pm. in am. in pm.
Jan. 31.... 6:04 7:28 July 30 .... 4:09 9:03
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 .. 3:47 9:10 Nov. 27 .. 5.45 6:53
June 30....3:46 9:25 Dec. 27....6:05 7:02
THE SEASONS, 1943 AND 1944.
The seasons of 1943 begin as follows, ac-
cording to Central War Time: Spring, March
21, at 7:03 a.m. Summer, June 22, at 2:13
a.m. Autumn, September 23, at 5:12 p.m.
Winter, December 22, at 12:30 p.m.
The seasons of 1944 begin as follows,
according to Central War Time: Spring,
March 20, at 12:49 p.m. Summer, June 21,
at 8:03 a.m. Autumn, September 22, at 11:02
p.m. Winter, December 21, at 6:15 p.m.
In the year 1943 there will be four eclipses,
two of the sun and two of the moon.
Feb. 4-5.-Total eclipse of the sun, visible
as total eclipse in Alaska and as partial
eclipse in mountain and Pacific states.
Feb. 20.-Partial eclipse of the moon, vis-
ible generally throughout North America.
Aug. 1.-Annular eclipse of the sun, in-
visible in the United States.
Aug. 15.-Partial eclipse of the moon,
invisible in the United States.
In the year 1944 there will be two eclipses,
both of the sun.
Jan. 25.-Eclipse of the sun which will be
total in equatorial regions, but visible only
as a partial eclipse in the southern portion
of the United States, including most of Texas.
July 20.-Annular eclipse of the sun, in-
visible in the United States.
CHRONOLOGICAL ERAS AND CYCLES.
The year 1943 of the Christian era com-
prises the latter part of the 167th and the
beginning of the 168th year of the independ-
ence of the United States of America, and
corresponds to the year 6656 of the Julian
January 1, 1943, Julian calendar, corre-
sponds to January 14, 1943, Gregorian
The year 7452 of the Byzantine era begins
on September 1, 1943, Julian calendar.
The year 5704 of the Jewish era begins at
sunset on September 29, 1943, Ji Gregorian
The year 2696 since the foundation of Rome,
according to VARRO, begins on January 1,
1943, Julian calendar.
The year 2692 of the era of NABONASSAR
begins on April 25, 1943, Julian calendar.
The year 2603 of the Japanese era, being
the 18th year of the period Showa, begins on
January 1, 1943, Gregorian calendar.
The year 2255 of the Grecian era, or the
era of the SELEUCIDAE, begins in the
present-day usage of the Syrians on Septem-
ber 1, 1943, or on October 1, 1943, Julian
calendar, according to different sects; but in
the ancient usage of Damascus and Arabia
Petraea the year began with the vernal
The year 1660 of the era of DIOCLETIAN
begins on August 30, 1943, Julian calendar.
The year 1362 of the Mohammedan era, or
the era of the Hegira, begins at sunset on
January 7, 1943, Gregorian calendar.
The Julian day 2 430726 begins at Green-
wich mean noon January 1, 1943, Gregorian
calendar. Chronological Cycles.
Dominical Letter ........................ C
Epact . .... ..... ................ 24
Lunar Cycle or Golden Number.......... 6
Solar Cycle . ......................... 20
Roman Indiction ......................... 11
Julian Period ........................... 6656
EASTER SUNDAY DATES.
1943 .......... April 25 1956.......... April 1
1944 ......... April 9 1957 .......... April 21
1945 ......... April 1 1958 ..... . April 6
1946 ......... April 21 1959 .........March 29
1947 .........April 6 1960 ......... April 17
1948 .........March 28 1961 ......... April 2
1949 ......... April 17 1962 ......... April 22
1950 .........April 9 1963 ........ April 14
1951 .......March 25 1964 ........ March 29
1952 ........April 13 1965 ......... April 18
1953 ......... April 5 1966 ......... April 10
1954 ......... April 18 1967 ........ March 26
1955 .......... April 10 1968 .......... April 14
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