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A "NEW" MOON.

Professor E, Stone Wiggins,-of Ottawa, who has carefully studied j the weather of Canada lor twenty I years, believes that the cold arid wet summer which afflicted all [parts of the northern hemisphere was due to the existence of an unrecognised satellite of the earth; in other words, a second moon. Professor Wiggins claims to have > discovered this second moon in 1882. In the New York Tribune .'on June 6, 1884, he claimed the discovery; and claimed" that the sun was eclipsed on May 16/ the sky being perfectly cloudless, and the visible moon being in another quarter of the heavens. Astronomers laughed at him, but Major A. B. Rogers, who was surveying the projected line of the CanadianPacific railway, in a letter to Sir Sandford Fiemming, said:/" Noticing the obscurity of the sun on May 16,1 called the attention of the whole party to the striking phenomena, stating it could not be a regular eclipse, as it lacked several days of the new moon." Professor Wiggins describes his dark mo^n-as having au immense carbon atmosphere, in which the . sqn develops Httle or no light. Several times in New Zealand and North America the existence for about twenty minutes of "a green crescent moon of themost brilliant yet delicate shade" has been reported. Professor Wiggins, ascribes the bad weather to the extra pull exerted on the earth when the dark moon and the visible moon are in line and nearest the earth.

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A "NEW" MOON., Ohinemuri Gazette, Volume XVII, Issue 2250, 9 September 1907

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A "NEW" MOON. Ohinemuri Gazette, Volume XVII, Issue 2250, 9 September 1907

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