The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 36
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36 THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
The year 1928 of the Christian era com-
prises the latter part of the 152d and the
beginning of the 153d year of the inde-
pendence of the United States of America
(March 2, 1928, marks beginning of 93d
year of Texas independence) and corre-
sponds to the year 6641 of the Julian
Of the peoples using the Christian era
some employ the Gregorian calendar and
some the Julian. Jan. 1, 1928, Julian cal-
endar, corresponds to Jan. 14, 1928, Gre-
The year 7437 of the Byzantine era be-
gins on Sept. 1, 1928, Julian calendar.
The year 5689 of the Jewish era begins
at sunset on Sept. 14, 1928, Gregorian cal-
The year 2681 since the foundation of
Rome, according to Varro, begins on Jan.
1, 1928, Julian calendar.
The year 2677 of the era of Nabonassar
begins on April 28, 1928, Julian calendar.
The year 2588 of the Japanese era, be-
ing the 17th year of the period of Taisho,
begins on Jan. 1, 1928, Gregorian cal-
The year 2240 of the Grecian era, or the
era of the Seleucidae, begins in the *8es-
ent-day usage of the Syrians on Sept. 1,
1928, or on Oct. 1, 1928, Julian calendar,
according to different sects; but in the
ancient usage of Damascus and Arabia
Petraea the year began with the vernal
The year 1645 of the era of Diocletian
begins on Aug. 29, 1928, Julian calendar.
The year 1347 of the Mohammedan era,
or the era of the Hegira, begins at sunset
on June 19, 1928, Gregorian calendar.
2,425,247 is the Julian day number of
Jan. 1, 1928, Gregorian calendar.
Dominical letters .....................AG
Epact ............................... 8
Lunar cycle or golden number....... 10
Solar cycle ........................ 5
Roman indiction .................... 11
In the year 1928 there will be five
eclipses, three of the sun and two of the
moon. Only two will be visible in Texas,
the eclipses of the moon on June 3, and
Total Eclipse of Sun.-May 19, 1928.
Visible in South Africa, eastern Indian
Ocean, South Atlantic and extreme south-
ern portion of South America.
Total Eclipse of Moon.-June 3, 1928.
Visible in Texas, also over entire western
part of North America, Pacific Ocean,
Australia and Asia. The moon, low in the
western sky, will enter the umbra at 4:17
a. m.; total eclipse will begin at 5:31 a. m.
The moon will set shortly before total in-
visibility in the eastern part of Texas
and shortly after in the western part of
Partial Eclipse of Sun.-June 17, 1928.
Visible principally in Antarctic regions.
Partial Eclipse of Sun.--Nov. 12, 1928.
Visible in Europe except Spain, and Cen-
tral and Western Asia.
Total Eclipse of Moon.-Nov. 27, 1928.
The beginning visible generally in the
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TIME USED IN CALENDAR.
In the calendar on following pages,
the time of sunrise, sunset, moonrise
and moonset is given in standard
(railroad) time for Lat. 32 N. and
Long. 98 W. This intersection is em-
ployed because of its central location
in Texas. At this point, the time given
in the calendar is exactly correct, and
for general purposes the figures in the
ealendar may be accepted throughout
the central portion of the State.
However, for getting the time of
sunrise, sunset, moonrise or moonset
in the farther parts of East and West
Texas, the time given in the calendar
should be taken and four minutes sub-
tracted for each degree east of the
98th longitude, or four minutes added
for each degree west of this longitude.
Thus to get the exact time of sunrise
at Waco, the time given in the calen-
dar should be taken and four minutes
subtracted. Waco is approximately
one degree east of the 98th. On the
other hand, Abilene is nearly two de-
grees west of the 98th longitude, hence
seven minutes should be added. (See
map above for number" of minutes to
be added or subtracted for getting
time at some principal cities in Texas.)
Of course, there is also some variation
according to distance north or south
of the 32d parallel, but it is difficult
to calculate and not necessary for
In the following tables the moon's
phases are given in standard central
time and are the same all over Texas.
western and northern borders of Europe,
the Atlantic Ocean, North America, South
America, the Pacific Ocean and the
northern part of Asia; the ending visible
generally in North America, the northern
part of South America, the Pacific Ocean,
Australia, and the eastern part of Asia.
Viewed from Texas, the moon enters the
umbra at 1:23 a. m.; total eclipse begins
at 2:33 a. m.; total eclipse ends at 3:29
a. m., and moon leaves umbra at 4:39 a. m.
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