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curiosity and terror. What a contrast is at once presented to the mind, the beauty and simplicity of infancy, and the querulousness and decrepitude of age. A flourishing, populous, extensive empire witnesses one of these splendid bodies shaking its tresses as it passes onwards to the realms of space; it completes its revolution of centuries, it returns,—the empire has decayed, the name scarcely remembered, it exists only on the page of history. A comet proceeds on its awful course of thousands of years, and glancing by a bright and beautiful world, visits realms beyond the reach of thought; it wheels its car homewards, and misses this bright and beautiful world from the system, or meets only with its chaotic and scattered fragments !

Though vast to the finite mind—these numbers, periods, and distances,—what are they, but a drop in the ocean of infinity !-a point in the abyss of eternal duration ! On the vast scale of eternity and the broad region of interminable extent, what are thousands of years, and millions of wandering bodies—but the duration of the splendour of a dew-drop before it is exhaled ! There is time for all these movements in the countless ages of eternity, and there is space for all these revolutions in the ample dominions of the universe of God.

A TABLE

OF THE

SUN'S RISING AND SETTING, RIGHT ASCENSION,

DECLINATION, AND EQUATION OF TIME.

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NO V E MB E R.

SOLAR PHENOMENA. The sun enters Sagittarius at 24 min. after 6 of the morning of the 22nd of this month.

LUNAR PHENOMENA.

Phases of the Moon.
Full Moon, 8th day, at 30 min. after 8 morning.
Last Quarter, 15th

51

3
New Moon,

22nd
17

9
First Quarter, 30th

58

Noon. Conjunctions of the Moon with the Planets and Stars. November 1st, with Uranus..........at morning.

1st, d in Capricornus .. 7 night. Jupiter....

11 7th, u in Cetus

10 9th, Mars.....

11 morning. in Gemini.

8 13th, din Cancer

Midnight. 17th, .. Saturn

11 morning. 23rd, Mercury

7 evening. Venus

2 morning. Uranus

1 afternoon.

3rd,

12th,

25th, 28th,

PHENOMENA PLANETARUM. Mercury in aphelion on the 8th of this month. Greatest south latitude on the 28th

Venus in conjunction with 39 in Ophiuchus on the 12th, difference of latitude 2'. In aphelion on the 19th.

Phases of Venus. The following are the proportions of the bright and dark phases of this planet: November 1st. Illuminated disc = 10.8663

Dark part. ..... 1.1337 Mars in his ascending node at 3 in the morning of the 2nd. In conjunction with 1 A, in Taurus, at 3 in the afternoon of the 13th. The conjunction of Mars with this star, 17th March, 1831, if not an occultation, was a very close appulse. (See T. T., March, 1831.) The planet was traced to within a minute distance of the star, and at 15 min. after 11, at night, the star disappeared, and continued invisible for about three minutes : the proximity of Mars, to the vapours of the horizon, rendered the edge of the disc rather confused, notwithstanding which, the impression is that the star was occulted.

Mars in opposition to the sun at 30 min. after 3 of the afternoon of the 20th. The planet will be beautifully situated south of the Pleiades.

The Asteroids.

Hrs. Min.

Vesta, 4th day. Right Ascension, 14 3. S. Declin. 7° 21' 12th

14 19.

8 46 20th

14 35.

10 8 28th

14 51.

11 25

His. Min. Juno,

4th day. Right Ascension, 13 40. S. Declin. 5° 8' 12th

13 51.

5 53 20th

14 1.

6 35 28th

14 11.

7 13 Pallas, 4th

23 21.

13 30 12th

23 21.

14 14 20th

23 22.

14 44 28th

23 25.

15 1 Ceres, 4th

2 36. N. Declin. 3 54 12th

2 28.

3 47 20th

2 22.

3 47 28th

2 16.

3 56 Jupiter stationary on the 13th. Eclipses of the Satellites of Jupiter.

EMERSIONS. First satellite, 2nd day, at 25 min. 54 sec. after 6 evening.

9th

21
46

8
16th
17 41

10 night.
25th
42 37

6 evening. Second satellite, 17th

10 9

7
24th
45 50

9 Third satellite. 17th

3 36

6
24th
5.... 42

10

IMMERSION. Third satellite, 24th day, at 8 min. 27 sec. after 7 evening.

SATURN'S RING. The ring of Saturn is still invisible, excepting under the circumstances specified in the Ast. Occ. for September.

Uranus in quadrature at 45 min. after 1 of the morning of the 7th.

Sphere of the Fixed Stars. Pisces. This zodiacal constellation is bounded on

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