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PREPARED EXPRESSLY FOR THE WHIG ALMANAC. BY DAVID YOUNG, PHILOM.

Notes, &c. for the year 1844. Venus (9) will be Evening Star until July 23d, then Morning Star until May 16th, 1845.

The Moon will run highest this year about the 19th of (II) Gemini; and lowest about the 19th degree of (+)} Sagittarius.

The latitude of Herschel will be about 43′ 42′′ south Summer Solstice, June...
Vernal Equinox, March...
this year.
Winter Solstice, December.
Autumnal Equinox, September....

Longitude of the Moon's ascending node (2) in the middle of this year, 8 signs and 13 degrees.

MOVEABLE FEASTS.

Mean obliquity of the Ecliptic in the middle of this year, [23d 27 34. 5". True obliquity at the same time,] 23° 27' 31. 3".

CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES.

Dominical Letters...

Golden Number, or Lunar Cycle..
Epact, or Moon's age, Jan 1st...

The Moon Rises at...
The Eclipse ends..
Magnitude at rising.

Visible at

Boston...
New-York.
Philadelphia,

Utica.

Baltimore, Kingston, Canada.

Rochester..
Pittsburgh

Chiefly visible at

Charleston...
Detroit

Cincinnati..
Nashville.
New-Orleans..
St. Louis.

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ECLIPSES IN THE YEAR 1844.

There will be five Eclipses this year; three of the Sun and two of the Moon.

I. There will be an Eclipse of the Moon at the time of her full on the evening of the 31st of May. This Eclipse will be altogether invisible at St. Louis, Natchez, New-Orleans, Cincinnati, and throughout the greatest part of the United States; but at the following places the Moon will rise a few minutes before her last contact with the Earth's shadow, with a small Eclipse on her upper limb, as stated below:

Boston. Hartford. N. York. Philadel. Baltimore Charl'st'n

Moon
Rises.

h. m.

4 49

4 25

4 35

4 43
4 57
4 37

G.F.

h. m.
3 45

4 22

b. m.

7 32

4 25
2.08

Solar Cycle...
Roman Indiction.

Year of the great Julian Period.

7 47

3 digits!

II. There will be an Eclipse of the Sun at the tire of New Moon, June 15th, in the evening, invisible in the
United States; visible in the South Pacific and Great Southern Oceans.

III. There will be an Eclipse of the Sun at the time of New Moon, November 10th, in the morning, invisible.
This Eclipse will be visible only in a very small portion of the Great Southern Ocean.
IV. There will be a total Eclipse of the Moon on Sunday, November 24th, in the evening, visible and chiefly
visible in the United States.

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Easter Sunday.
Rogation Sunday.
Ascension day...

Whit-Sunday, (Pentecost).
Trinity Sunday.
Advent Sunday..

Beginn. of total darkness.

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EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES.

4 10

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D. H. M. .20 6 59 M 21 3 50 M .22 6 0 E 21 11 34 M

h. m.
7 23

7 25
0.4 digit

8 8
14
7 52

8

7 394
7 41

End of total darkness.

h. m.
7 47

6557

7 35

7 30

h. m.
3 30

April 7

May 12

May 16 May 26 .June 2 .Dec

1

7 01

6 481

6 431

6 38

7 25

3 33

6 33

7 20

8 28

6 241 7 11 8 191 End of Duration | Magnithe of tude at Eclipse. visibility. Rising.

3 431
3 26

3 94

2 421

41

h. m. 7 5

7 11 1.2 digits

End of the Eclipse.

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h. m.

8 55

8 43

8 38

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Whole duration (where the whole is visible) 3h, 50m. Duration of total darkness, 1h. 33m. Depth of immersion in the Earth's shadow, 17.22 digits from the northern side.

V. There will be a small Eclipse on the northern limb of the Sun on the 9th of December in the afternoon, visible and chiefly visible in the United States.

Boston. N. York. Baltimore Cincin'ati | Charl'st'n; Austin. |N Orleans

h. m.

h. m.

h. m. b. m.

1 30
2 16

3 0
1 30

Digits.

3.44

1.14

4.14

7.00

11.82 8.00

Beginning,

Greatest obscuration...

End

Duration

1 30

0 40

1 0

Sun sets.

1.86

2.94

0.57

2.31

1.15

4 30 Magnitude in digits.. 2.04 The Sun will be 2 digits eclipsed at setting at Boston, and 1 digit and one-eighth part of a digit at New-York.

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