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ECLIPSES IN 1859.
There will be six Eclipses in the year 1859, namely, two of the Moon and four
of the Sun:
I. A partial Eclipse of the Sun, February 2d, invisible at Washington. This
Eclipse begins on the Earth, 2d. 8h. Im., Washington mean time, in longitude
3450 5' west of Washington, and latitude 650 47' South.
II. A total Eclipse of the Moon, 15th February, visible at Washington, com-
mences at 2h. 53m. and ends at 8h. 17m.
III. A partial Eclipse of the Sun, 4th March, 3h. 14m., invisible at Washington.
IV. A partial Eclipse of the Sun, visible at Washington, begins 3h. 20m. July
29th. This Eclipse is very small, occurs about an hour before sunset, and is visible
in the Northern and Middle States.
V. A total Eclipse of the Moon, 13th August, invisible in the United States.
VI. A partial Eclipse of the Sun, 28th August, invisible in the United States.
The most important Eclipse of 1859 is that of the 17th of February,
AT GALVESTON, TEXAS.
This Eclipse begins on the morning of the 17th, 2h. 24m. Total from 3h. 21m.
to 5h. 7m., and ends in Galveston at 6h. 22m.
MORNING AND EVENING- STARS.
Venus will be the morning star until September 26th, and evening star the rest
of the year. Mars will be evening star until July 20th, and morning star the rest of
the year. Saturn will be morning star uritil January 27th, then evening star until
August 8th, and morning star the rest of the year. Jupiter will be evening star
until June 24th, and morning star the rest of the year. Mercury will be in a posi-
tion favorable for observation on the 30th of March, 28th of July, and 21st of
November; seen in the West near sun-set. Just before sun-rise it may be seen
on the 24th of January, the 21st of May, and 16th of September.
o Sun; 0 Moon; 9 Mercury; 9 Venus; e Earth; 3 Mars; 2( Jupiter;
9 Saturn; JAI Uranus; 6 same Longitude, or near each other; a 900 apart;
e opposition or 1800 apart.
Signs of the Zodiac.-PT Aries; ZS Taurus; I Gemini; a Cancer; Q Leo;
Tm Virgo; - Libra; l, Scorpio; Sagittarius; 3 Capricorn; .- Aquarius;
Aspects and Nodes-- Conjunction; * Sextile, 600; a Quartile, 900; A Trine,
1200; 6 Opposition, 1800; 9 Ascending Node; ?3 Descending Node.
EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES.
D. H. M.
Vernal Equinox, March 20 4 28 ev.
Summer Solstice, June 21 1 5 ev.
Autumnal Equinox, Sept. 23 3 17 mo.
Winter Solstice, Dec. 21 9 4 ev.
D. H. M.
Tropical Year, 365 5 57
Sun north of the Equator, 186 10 50
Sun south of the Equator, 178 19 7
Dominical Letter C; Golden Number, 16; Jewish Lunar Cycle, 13; Epact, 15;
Solar Cycle, 19; Julian Period, 6511; Supposed age of the world, 5861 years.
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