Through Magic Glasses and Other Lectures

Through Magic Glasses and Other Lectures

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"[...]will be light. When he has turned another quarter, and has his back to the sun, a full moon will face him. Then as he turns on through the third quarter a crescent of darkness creeps slowly over the side away from the sun, and gradually the bright disc is eaten away by shadow till at the end of the third quarter half the disc again only is light; then, when he has turned through another quarter and completed the circle, he faces the light again and has a dark moon before him. But he must take care to keep the moon a little above or a little below his eye at new and full moon. If he brings it exactly on a line with himself and the light at new moon, he will shut off the light from himself and see the dark body of the ball against the light, causing an eclipse of the sun; while if he does the same at full moon his head will cast a shadow on the ball causing an eclipse of the moon.[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 218g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507531176
  • 9781507531174

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