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Why is the Moon?
First Paragraph | Perhaps the title of this article sounds odd to the reader on account of its similarity to an old conundrum. No pleasantry of the sort is, however, intended, my object is simply to show to some extent why ...
A Strange Transit
First Paragraph: | On September 8 (this year) at 7:30 p.m. Father Hagen was standing on the wall of the Vatican Observatory and looking at the full moon as it attempted to transit the dome of St. Peter’s. When he first saw ...
The Lunar Saros
First Paragraph: | In speaking of the Saros, that period of 18 years 10 or 11 days (according as 5 or 4 leap years intervene) 7 hours and 42 minutes, after which eclipses repeat themselves in the same order and with very ...