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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...blind and flash the sunlight upon the ball with this mirror--so. George, are you the boy who manages the mirror so well--come and stand on this form by the window. Now, as the ball is in the middle of the room, high above your heads, some of you will see the moon shining and some will not. Those who see the moon at ail, stand up! Don't you see the moon--at the back there 1 I will come over and look. You are right, there is no moon visible; but it is there all the same, for the children in the Fie. 127.--Phases Of The Moon. (The Earth is in the centre, tin-Sun is a very long way off to the right.) This diagram shows how half of the moon /' always lit up with sunshine as she journeys round Earth. Outside the circle is shown what the moon looks like to us at the different stages of her journey. A, new moon; we see no moon for a day or two. E, crescent moon; we see, just after sunset, a little of her bright face in the west of the sky (the horns always pointing away from the sun). C, first quarter; about a week after new moon tfie half-moon rises at noon, and may be seen in the south about 6 P.m. G, gibbous moon; we now see more and more of her bright face every day--all except a little bit on the left. B, full moon; on the fifteenth day after nt-w moon we see the whole of her bright face. The full moon rises in the east j-ust as the sun, is setting in the west, and maybe seen till she sets (at sunrise). We now see less and less of her bright face. H, gibbous moon. D, last quarter (the moon now rises at midnight and sets at 6A.M.) F, crescent moon. After this the rim of light grows very thin, and vanishes a day or two before new moon. front desks see it. Now I walk round the desks a little further to the right. I see a faint glimmer of light more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236497112
  • 9781236497116