A new treatise on the use of the globes; or, A philosophical view of the earth and heavens
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according altitude angle Answer appear Aries atmosphere attraction axis azimuth beginning body brass meridian bring called Cape cause centre circle climate contained continue declination degrees depth described diameter difference direction distance divided earth east ecliptic edge elevation equal equator EXAMPLES fall feet figure force give given given place globe greater greatest half heat Hence horizon hour increase inhabitants island June latitude length less light London longest longitude March marked mass mean miles minutes month moon moon's morning motion move nearly night noon o'clock observed orbit parallel pass period planet pole position PROBLEM quadrant represented respect right ascension rise rise and set round RULE seen side signs situated solar space star sun's sun's declination sun's place supposed surface temperature vertical zone
Page 2 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.
Page 358 - ... the western edge of the horizon, and the index will show the time of...
Page 74 - In this case, it is obvious that the plane of the circle of illumination would be perpendicular to a line drawn from the centre of the sun to the centre of the earth...
Page 242 - RULES TO KNOW WHEN THE MOVEABLE FEASTS AND HOLYDAYS BEGIN. EASTER DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the First Sunday after the Full Moon which happens upon, or next after the Twenty-first Day of March ; and if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.
Page 52 - Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.