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AcciUST, 18S9. The Sun's meridian altitude, and the New Zealand mean time of his meridian passage, rising and setting at Dunedin : Day. M^ r t i(J - OnMerid. Rises. Set?. hj. m. n. hj. ni. hj. :ri. 4 'J6° '>•-" 013 43 728 450 11 '•-,' ;,0' 012 M 7 H '> 8 is si" v 0 ii :io 7 7 n iu :>.-, zr 21' 00 01 053 5 ;;s DUSKS OK TUB MOOV. t'ir?t quarter— fid Oh 57m a m. Full moon-lid 4h 13m p.m. l.wt quarter-13d lOh 2uu p.m. X«:w moon -27 d lh SOm a.m. POSITION 01' TUB MOOS. ('• .•!•;.trat BOiuhiuct—9J 5h a.m. lvripue—!U 7n p 111. AiKWtic—!!ld 7h p.m. Greatest ur..<rthiii«-22d 8h p.m. The Moon will be in conjunction with Jupiter oa the Bth, with Venus 011 the '.>:ia\, with Mara on the '2sth, with Saturn on the ■2oth, and with Mercury on the 2Sth. LUNAR OOTLTATIONS. Dr.y. Star. Mac. Disappears. Reappears. ' hj. m. hj. in. 5 namim T,ii.r:u ..48 -18 N. 84' B. 052 N 40" W. 17 Xi 1 OpbiucM .. 4 11 24 N. WK. 12 17 N. 83* W". KCLirsas oi' juviteb's sutrllitkh. d. hj. m. 8. II! Satellite disappears .. 1 0 lfi 4 ill „ it-appears 1 32 f> iU IV ~ disappears .. 2 'A 4 'M IV „ n-appe-AW .. 2 'J G3 40 [ „ .. 4 8 r, 6 I " „ .. 11 9 58 0 I ' „ .. 18 11 52 Hi II „' ~ ■■ 2S 723 M I ~ „ •• X 8 10 4G Tin-; c.imet. The cornet visible at present, is a small one, but interesting on account of passing ho near to the earth's orbit. It was iu iti ascending node on the 31st July, about; 4 a.m., the longitude of node being abi.ut 2Sr>dcg. Had it firmed at its node twentyfoui- days earlier i:; would have been fsplendid sight, -ai its distance from the earth would'have been loss than 2,000,000 miles, on the remote aide from the sun._ Its orbit is nearly at right angles to the ecliptic, motion direct. It was in perihelion about the '2oth or '24 th, and its perihelion distance is nearly the same ns the earth's. Its distance "from the earth when in its node was about ."0,000,000 miles, and on the 24th abnut M 5.000.000 miles. Its apparent motion ia N.E-, 3d eg omin per day, rate diminishing. On the Slat (last night.) it was in 11. A. 14h sm, andS. Dec. 12deg, between Kiipna and Lambda Virginia, nearer the former, 12dog east from the bright star S.nica. When magnified it shows a small nucleus, surrounded by a hazy, ill-defined head, and a very faint tail, about ideg long, pointing S.J 1 ).

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ROUGH ASTRONOMICAL NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889

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ROUGH ASTRONOMICAL NOTES. Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889