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The Changes in the Moon.

Mr J. T. Stevenson, F.R.A S., writes to the ‘New Zealand Herald,’ under date October 2, as follows“ A short time ago a cable was received at Sydney from Geneva stating that changes were taking place in the crater Last evening was the first opportunity I had of examining this crater since the publication of the cablegram, and about 10 p.m. I found two small craters in the centre of Plinius, which is described in ‘ Webb’s Celestial Objects ’ as a terraced ring, thirty - two miles in diameter, filled with hillocks, This evening, the weather being more favorable than last night, I carefully examined this formation, and find that instead of the hillocks mentioned by Webb there are now four small craters, and the two largest are in the centre adjoining each other, and with white ramparts or walls surrounding them; but the eastward crater of these two seems to have a break in its south-east wall. Close under the west wall of Plinius, and lying partly in its shadow, is another small crater, and separated from it by a small ridge lies another depression. No trace of a wall was seen round either of these craters. We have hero, therefore, actual taking place on the lunar surface, and the most probable explanation is that of a volcanic outburst.”

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The Changes in the Moon., Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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The Changes in the Moon. Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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