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TABLE I.
MEAN TIME OF SIDEREAL NOON, OR MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF THE VERNAL EQUINOX AT WASHINGTON, D. C.,

FOR 1898. (For other places, add 9.83 seconds for each hour of longitude east of Washington, and subtract the same for each hour west

of Washington.)
Day.
Jan.
March. April.

May.
June.
July August.

Sept. 1 Oct. Nov. Dec.
Eve. Eve.
Eve. Morn. Morn.
Morn. Morn. Morn. Morn. 1 Eve.

Eve. Eve.
H.M.S. I H.M.S. H.M.S. H.M.S. | H.M.S. | H.M.S. | H.M.S. | H.M.S. H.M.S. | H.M.S. | H.M.S. | H.M.S.
5:13:10 3:11:47 1:21:41 11:19:48 9:21:51 7:19:58 5:22:00 | 3:20:07 1:18:14 11:16:21 9:14:29 7:16:30
5:09:44 3:07:51 1:17:45 11:16:52 9:17:55 7:16:02 5:18:04 3:16:11 1:14:18 11:12:23 9:10:32 7:12:34
5:05:48 3:03:55 1:13:49 11:12:56 9:13:59 7:12:06 5:14:08 3:12:15 1:10:22 11:08:29 9:06:38 7:08:38

5:01:52 2:59:59 1:09:53 11:08:00 9:09:03 7:08:10 5:10:12 3:08:19 1:06:26 11:04:33 9:02:40 7:04:42
5.

4:57:56 2:56:03 1:05:58 11:04:05 9:06:07 7:04:14 5:06:17 3:04:23 1:02:30 11:00:37 8:58:44 7:00:47 6.

4:54:00 2:52:07 1:02:02 11:00:09 9:02:11 7:00:18 5:02:21 3:00:27 0:58:34 10:56:41 8:54:48 6:56:51 7

4:50:04 2:48:11 0:58:06 10:56:13 8:58:15 6:56:22 4:58:23 2:56:31 0:54:38 10:52:45 8:50:52 6:52:55 8

4:46:08 2:44:15 0:54:10 10:52:17 8:54:19 6:52:26 4:54:29 2:52:35 0:50:42 10:48:49 8:46:56 6:48:59 9

4:42:12 2:40:19 0:50:14 10:48:21 8:50:23 6:48:30 4:50:33 2:48:40 0:46:46 10:44:53 8:42:00 6:45:03 10.

4:38:16 2:36:24 0:46:18 10:44:25 8:46:28 6:44:35 4:46:37 2:44:44 0:42:51 10:40:58 8:39:04 6:41:07 11 4:34:20 2:32:28 0:42:22 10:40:29 8:42:32 6:40:39 4:42:41 2:41:48 0:39:55 10:37:02 8:35:08

6:37:11 12

4:30:24 2:28:32 0:38:26 10:36:33 8:38:36 6:36:43 4:38:45 2:37:52 0:35:59 10:33:06 8:31:12 6:33:15 13.

4:26:28 2:24:36 0:34:30 10:32:37 8:34:40 6:32:47 4:34:49 2:33:56 0:31:03 10:29:10 8:27:16 6:29:19 14.

4:22:32 2:20:40 0:30:34 10:28:42 8:30:44 6:28:51 4:30:53 | 2:29:00 0:27:07 10:25:14 8:23:20 6:25:23 15.

4:18:36 2:16:44 0:26:39 10:24:46 8:26:48 6:24:55 4:26:58 2:25:04 0:23:11 10:21:18 8:19:25 6:21:28 16.

4:14:40 2:13:48 0:22:43 10:21:50 8:22:52 6:20:59 4:23:02 2:21:08 0:19:15 10:17:22 8:15:29 6:17:32 17

4:10:44 2:09:52 0:18:46 10:17:54 8:18:56 6:17:03 4:19:06 2:17:12 0:15:18 10:13:26 8:11:33 6:13:36 18.

4:06:48 2:05:56 0:14:50 10:13:58 8:15:01 6:13:07 4:15:10 2:13:16 0:11:23 10:09:30 8:07:37 6:09:40 19.

4:02:52 2:01:00 0:10:54 10:09:02 8:11:05 6:09:11 4:11:14 2:09:20 0:07:27 10:05:34 8:03:41 6:05:44 20.

3:58:58 1:57:04 0:06:59 10:05:06 8:07:09 6:05:15 4:07:18 2:05:25 0:03:32 10:01:39 7:59:45 6:01:48 21

3:55:01 1:53:08 0:03:03 10:01:10 8:03:13 6:01:19 4:03:22 2:01:29 Eve. 9:57:43 7:55:49 5:57:52 22

3:51:06 1:49:12 11:59:07 9:57:14 7:59:17 5:57:23 3:59:26 1:57:33 11:51:39 9:53:47 7:51:53 5:53:56 23

3:47:10 1:15:16 11:55:11 9:53:18 7:55:21 5:53:27 3:55:30 1:53:37 11:47:43 9:49:51 7:47:57 5:50:00 24.

3:43:14 1:41:20 11:51:15 9:49:22 7:51:25 5:49:31 3:51:34 1:49:41 11:43:47 9:45:55 7:44:01 5:46:04 25

3:39:18 1:37:25 11:47:20 9:15:26 7:47:29 5:45:36 3:47:38 1:45:45 11:39:56 9:41:59 7:40:06 5:42:08 26.

3:35:22 1:33:29 11:43:24 9:41:30 7:43:33 5:41:40 3:43:42 1:42:49 11:36:00 9:38:03 7:36:10 5:38:12 27

3:31:26 1:29:33 11:39:28 9:37:34 7:39:37 5:37:44 3:39:46 1:38:53 11:32:04 9:34:07 7:32:14 5:34:16 28.

3:27:30 1:23:37 11:35:32 9:33:38 7:35:41 5:33:48 3:35:50 1:34:57 11:28:08 9:30:11 7:28:18 5:30:20 29. 3:23:35

11:31:36 9:29:42 7:31:45 5:29:52 3:31:54 1:30:02 11:24:12 9:26:15 7:24:22 5:26:24 30. 3:19:39

11:27:40 9:25:47 7:27:50 5:25:56 3:27:59 1:26:06 11:20:17 9:22:19 7:20:26 5:22:29 31 3:15:43 11:23:44 7:23:54 3:24:03 1:22:10

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TABLE II. TIMES OF UPPER MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF POLARIS, OR NORTH STAR, 1898. Surveyors and civil engineers may obtain the variation of the magnetic needle for any place in the United States by directing their compase to the North Star (Polaris) when it is upon the meridian, ag given in the table below, for the upper culmination; or 11 hours 58 minutes 2 seconds, before or after, when the star is on the lower meridian. Exact local time is used in the table, and the timepiece used must be correct, and the bearing of the star taken promptly on time, and that bearing will be the true variation of the needle.

An error ofy a few seconds in the timepiece will vitiate the bearing found; therefore, it will be much better to take the bearing when titar is furthest east or west, at its greatest elon gation, as observations made upon it then are not affected

materially by small errors of timepieces, To use this table for other places than Washington, D. C., add 9.83 seconds for each hour of longitude east of Washington, and subtract 9.83 seconds for each hour west of it. From February 1 to August 1, use the lower culmination. (For table to find the time of greatest elongation of Polaris, see Page 1, Table I. Almanac of 1897.)

1 Jan. ! Feb. March. I April

May.
June. July August. Sept. Oct.

Nov. Dec.
Day.

Eve.
1 Eve.

Eve.
Eve, Morn. Morn. 1 Morn. Morn. Morn. Morn. Eve.

Eve.
| H. M. S. H. M. S. H. M. S. H. M. S. 1 H. M. S. H. M. S. H. M. S. 1 H. M. S. H. M. S.) H. M. S. H. M. S. H. M. S.

6:33:18 1 4:32:55 2:12:26 1 0:40:22 10:12:31 8:40:59 6:13:31 4:42:10 2:40:44 1 0:43:02 10:37:17 8:39:07
6:30:21 1 4:28:58 2:38:30 | 0:36:26 10:38:35 8:37:04 6:39:36 4:38:15 2:36:49 1 0:39:07 10:33:21 8:35:10
6:27:24 1 4:23:01 2:34:33 | 0:32:30 10:34:40 8:33:09 6:35:41

4:34:20

2:32:54 1 0:35:12 | 10:29:25 8:31:13
6:23:27 14:21:04 2:30:36 | 0:28:34 | 10:30:44 8:29:14 6:31:46 4:30:25 2:28:59 1 0:31:16 10:25:29 8:27:16
6:19:30 4:17:07 2:26:40 1 0:24:38 | 10:26:49 1 8:25:19 6:27:52 4:26:30 2:25:03 0:27:20 10:21:33 8:23:20
6:15:33 4:13:10 2:22:44 | 0:20:42 | 10:22:54 ! 8:21:24 6:23:57 4:22:36 2:21:07 0:23:24 10:17:37 8:19:25
6:11:37 | 4:09:13 2:18:18 1 0:16:47 | 10:18:59 | 8:17:29 0:20:02 4:18:41 2:17:12 0:19:29 10:13.40 8:15:28
6:07:40 4:05:16 2:14:51 1 0:12:51 | 10:15:03 8:13:3+ 6:16:07 4:14:46 2:13:17 0:15:33 10:09:43 8:11:31

6:03:43 4:01:20 2:10:54 0:08:55 10:11:07 8:09:39 6:12:12 4:10:51 2:09:22 0:11:38 10:05:47 8:07:35
10.

5:59:46 3:37:23 2:06:37 10:04:39 | 10:07:14 8:05:45 6:08:17 4:06:56 2:05:27 1 0:07:42 10:01:51 8:03:38
5:33:49 1 3:53:26 2:03:01 Morn. | 10:03:18 ! 8:01:30 6:04:22 4:03:01) 2:01:32 1 0:03:47 9:37:55 7:59:41
5:31:32 3: 19:30 1:39:05 11:57:09 1 9:59:22 7:57:55 6:00:27 3:59:06 | 1:57:36 | Even'g. 9:53:59 | 7:55:44
5:47:33 1 3:45:33 1:35:08 ! 11:53:13 | 9:55:26 17:51:00 5:56:33 3:53:11 1:53:40 1 11:51:58 9:30:03 7:51:47
5:43:38 1 :41:36

1:51:13 | 11:49:17 | 9:51:30 1 7:50:05 5:52:38 3:51:16 1:49:44 11:48:02 1 9:46:07 7:47:51
5:40:01 3:37:39 1:47:17 | 11:45:21 1 9:47:35 1 7:46:10 5:48:14

3:47:21 1:15:52 11:44:07 9:42:11 7:43:55 5:36:04 3:33:42 1:43:21 | 11:41:25 9:43:40 7:12:15 5:44:19 !

3:43:52 1:41:56 | 11:40:11 9:38:14! 7:40:58 5:32:07 3:29:45 1:39:24 | 11:37:29 9:39:15 | 7:38:20 5:40:54 3:39:31 1 1:37:00 11:36:15 9:34:18 7:36:02

5:28:11 1 3:25:18 1:35:28 | 11:33:33 9:35:50 1 7:34:25 5:36:59 3:35:36 1:34:04 | 11:32:20 9:30:21 7:32:00
19

5:24:111 3:21:52 | 1:31:32 | 11:29:37 9:31:55 7:30:30 5:33:04 3:31:41 1:30:09 | 11:28:24 9:26:25 7:28:08
5:20:17 1 3:17:56 1:27:36 1 11:25:41 9:28:01 | 7:26:35 5:29:09 3:27:45 1:26:13 | 11:24:29 9:22:29 7:24:11
5:16:20 ! 3:14:00 1:23:39 | 11:21:45 | 9:24:06' 7:22:41 5:23:14 3:23:50 1:22:17 | 11:20:33 9:18:33 7:20:14
5:12:23 3:10:03 1:19:12 11:17:50 9:20:11 | 7:18:16 | 5:21:19 3:19:55 1:18:21 11:16:37 9:11:37 7:16:17
5:05:26 3:06:06 1:15:16 11:13:51 9:16:16 ! 7:14:51 5:17:24 3:16:00 1 1:14:26 11:12:41 9:10:40 7:12:20
5:01:29 3:02:09 1:11:50 1 11:10:00 9:12:20 | 7:10:56 5:13:29 3:12.05 1:10:29 11:08:45 9:06:43 7:08:23
5:00:32 2:58:13 1:07:54 | 11:06:04 9:08:23 1 7:06:01 5:09:34 3:08:10 1:06:36 11:04:49 9:02:46 7:04:26
4:56:35 :51:16 1:03:57 | 11:02:08 9:04:30 1 7:02:06 5:03:39 3:04:15 1 1:02:41 | 11:00:53 8:58:50 7:00:30
4:52:38 2:50:20 1:00:02 | 10:58:13 9:00:34 1 6:59:11 5:01:45 3:00:20 0:58:45 10:56:56 8:54:54 6:56:34
4:48:41 2:16:23 0:56:06 1 10:54:18 8:36:39 6:55:16 4:57:50 2:56:24 0:54:19 10:53:00 8:50:57 6:52:37
4:41:15

0:52:10 1 10:30:22 8:52:14 6:51:21 4:53:55 2:52:29 0:50:53 10:49:04 8:47:01 6:48:40
30.
4:40:19

0:48:14 | 10:46:26 8:48:19 6:47:26 4:50:00 2:48:34 0:46:58 10:45:09 8:43:04 6:44:43 31 4:36:52 0:14:17 1 8:44:54 1 4:46:05 2:44:39

10:41:13

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HEBREW CALENDAR.
I Dura-
Dura-

Dura-
Jewish month. Greg'antion in
Jewish month. Greg'antion in

Jewish month. Greg'an tion in
Year. No. 1 Name.
date. days. Year. No. ! Name.

date. 1 days. Year No.1 Name.

date. days, 5) Shebat

Jan. 4 30 5657 | 10 | Sivan ....

Jne. 1 30 5608 2 | Hesvan

Oct. 26

29
5077 6 | Adar

Feb. 3
29 5657 11 | Tammuz July 1

29 5658 3 Kislev

Nov. 24

30 7 | Veadar

Mar. 5 30 5657 12 | Ab

July 30 30 5658 4

Tebeth

Dec. 24

29 6657 8 Nisan

Apr. 3 30 3657 13 | Eiul Aug. 29 29 5638 5 | Shebat

J'n 22'98 30 9 1 Iyar

May 3 29 5658 ! 1 Tishri

Sep. 26

30 The year 5657 is an Emoliemic year. containing 13 months: Veadar. the seventh, of 30 days being added. The year contains

05 Sabbathis, and is the lith year of the 298th cycle of 19 years.

A TABLE OF ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN BRIGHT STARS. To ascertain when any Star or Constellation found in the following Table will be on the upper meridian, add the numbers opposite in the left-hand column of figures to the time of “Sidereal Noon" found in these pages. For the rising of a Star, subtract the number opposite in the right-hand column of figures from its miridian passage. For the setting of a Star, add the same number to its meridian passage. Those marked (....) revolve in a circle of perpetual apparition, and do not rise or set north of the latitude of New York (10° 42'40")for which latitude the semidiurnal arcs are calculate d. The civil day begins at midnight, and consequently 24 hours after midnight, or 12 hours from noon. is morning of the succeeding day; and more than 24 hours from noon, is evening of the next day.

This table is arranged in the order of culmination. Stars having an asterisk (*) in the last column are seen only in Florida and Texas, when passing the meridian.

NAME OP Star.

For
Meridian
Passage.
For Ris.
ing and
Setting.

NAME OF STAR.

For
Meridian
Passage.
For Ris.
ing and
Setting

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y Ceti

o Ceti (Mira)
a Ceti (Menkar)..
B Persei (Algol)
a Persei (Alçenib)..
n Tauri (The Seven Stars)
a Tauri (Aldebaran)....
a Aurige (Capella)
B Orionis (Rivel)
j Orionis (Bellatrix).
B Tauri (El Nath)
8 Orionis (Mintaka)
e Orionis (Anilam)
a Columbie (Phat)..
* Orionis (Saiph)...
a Orionis (Betelguese)
B Auriga (Menkalina).
m Geminorum
& Canis Majoris
B Canis Majoris (Mirzam)
a Argus (Canopus)
y Geminorum (Alhena).
e Geminorum (Mebusta).
a Canis Majoris (Sirius)

Canis Majoris (Adhara).
8 Geminorum (Wasat).
m Canis Majoris (Aludra)....
a Geminorum (Castor)..
a Canis Minoris (Procyon).
B Geminorum (Pollux)
y Argus.
€ Argus
S Argus (Naos)..
1 Argus
a Hydre (Alphard)...
e Leonis
1 Leonis
a Leonis (Regulus)
go Leonis (AI Gieba)

Argus

H. M.H. M.
0 37 52 B Ursæ Majoris (Merak)..

4 a Ursæ Majoris (Dubke)..
0 8 6 511 Leonis
0 20 2 25 8 Leonis (Zozma).
0 35 3 Leonis (Denebola)..
0 38 4 53 y Ure Majoris (Phad)
0 50 al Crucis (Acrux)
1 3

y Crucis...
1 4 8 29 B Corvi.
1 19 5 30 B Crucis
1 21 e Ursa Majoris (Alioth)
1 31

8 Virginis
1 46 5 22 € Virginis..
1 49 7 14 a Virginis (Spica)
1 571 6 75 Ursa Majoris (Mizar)..
1 57 9 21 m Urse Majoris (Benetnasch)
2 17 26 B Centauri (Agena)...
2 381 6 9 a Bootes (Arcturus).
2 11 5 48a Centauri (Bengula).
2 56 6 13 a? Libræ.
3 1 9 10 B Ursa Minoris (Kochab)
3 16

B Libræ...
3 41 7 29 a Corona Borealis (Alphecca).
4 29 6 58 a Serpentis (Unuk).

810 14 6 Scorpii.

9 5 31 B1 Scorpii..
5 18 6 21 a Scorpii (Antares)..
5 19 7 52 B Herculis (Rutilicus).
5 26 5 59 a Herculis
5 30 5 56 ^ Scorpii (Lesuth).
5 35 3 37 y Ara.....
5 42 5 26 a Are...
5 496 26 B Draconis (Rastoban)..
5 51 9 53 @ Scorpii
6 8 7 21 a Ophiuchi (Ras Alhaguc).
6 15 4 1 Draconis (Etanin)..
6 17 4 55 Sagittarii..
6 21

e Sagittarii
6 31 6 59 a Lyræ (Vega).....
6 377 36 B Lyra....
6 401 5 1 o Sagittarii

alla Aquilae (Altair)..
13 7 22 aCapricorni (Giedi).
7 19 4 5 a Pavonis
7 27 8 11 a Cygni (Peneb)..

33 6 19 a Cephei (Alderamin).
7 38 750 B Aquarii ..
8 5 1 31 B Cepliei (Alphirk)
8 19 € Pegasi (Enir).
7 59 2 58 a Aquarii
9 13

a Gruis
9 21 5 31 5 Pegasi.
9 38 7 31 a Pisces Australis (Fomalhant)

45 742 B Pegasi (Scheat)..
10 11 6 41 a Pegasi (Markab).
10 131 7 11 y Cephei (Er Rai)..
10 391

H. M.H. M.
10 54
10 56
11 7 6 57
11 7 7 17
11 42) 654
11 46
12 19
12 21
12 271 4 35
12 39
12 47
12 471 6 14
12 556 40
13 18 5 23
13 18
13 41
13 54 *

9 7 12 14 30

4 14 69 15 9 5 29 15 297 41 15 37 6 33 15 52 4 37 15 571 4 49 16 20 4 20 16 23 7 20 17 7 6 51 17 23 3 18 17 14 17 21 17 25 17 27 2 27 17 27 6 45 17 51 18 5 4 43 18 11 3 35 18 30 8 54 18 43 8 17 18 46 4 13 19 43 6 30 20 915 15 30 11 20 35 9 56 21 13 21 23 5 39 121 24 21 301 6 33 21 57 5 57

58 1 21 2233 6 36

2 481 4 0 255/ 7 44 22 56 6 59 »3 31

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RISING, SETTING AND MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF PLANETS, 1898.

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July
July
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August
August
August
September
September
September
October
October
October
November
November
November..
December
L'ecember
December
December

Rises Rises
Rises Risesi Risesi Rises

Rises Rises
| Mo.
Mo.
Mo.
M. , Mo.

Mo
Eve. Mo.

Mo

Mo. Mo. | H.M.H.M. H.M.H.M.H.M. H.M.H.M.H.M.H.M.H.M.H.M.H.M. 1|11:171 6:15 6:15 11:131 6:13 6:11 5:5212:00 0:03

4:27

4:52 11 11:32 6:29 6:58 11:06 6:00 6:37 5:1511:23 Eve. 9:05 3:53 4:18 21 11:47 6:39 7:06 | 10:59 5:57 6:27 4:37 10:17 10:50 8:30 3:19 3:44 1 Eve, Sets. Sets. 10:52 3:18 6:16 3:53 10:03 10:06 7:50

2:39 3:04 11 0:12 Eve. Eve. 110:45 5:36 6:02 3:13 9:23 9:20 7:11 2:03 2:28 211 0:21 5:35 5:42 10:38 5:25 5:49 2:31 8:40 S: 13 6:36 1:26 1:51 11 0:27 6:10 6:01 | 10:32 5:15| 5:36 1:57 8:03

8:05 6:00 0:56 1:21 11 0:34

6:29 6:20 10:23 4:39 5:17] 1:13 7:20 7:22 5:27 0:17 0:42 21 0:10 6:46 6:4010:14

4:39 0:30 6:361 0:37 1:48 Eve. Eve. 11 0:461 7:05 7:14 10:03 4:26 4:37 Eve. Sets, Sets. 4:01 10:39 11:24 111 0:341 7:21 7:39 9:53 4:09 4:17 10:57 Mor. Mor. 3:28 10:21 10:10 21 1:02 7:43 8:03 9:42 3:51 3:35 10:10 4:16 1:17 2:43 9:36 9:51

1 1:13 8:03 8:291 9:30 3:31 3:31 5:27 3:33 3:34 2:02 8:35 9:20 11 1:25 8:22 8:31| 9:20 3:111 3:11 8:10 12:32 2:53 1:20 8:12 8:37 21 1:38 8:38 9:101 9:081 2:351 2:19 8:03 2:12 2:14 0:381 7:30 7:53

1 1:54 8:56 9:28 S:561 2:261 2:26 7:22 1:29: 1:30 Eve. Sets. Sets. 11 2:07

9:05 9:35 8:33: 2:27 2:14 6:13 0:19 0:30 11:04 Mor. Mor. 21 2:18 9:11 9:381 8:33! 2:01 1:+31 6:06 0:12 0:13 10.22 3:38 3:14 1 2:28 9:12

8:22 1:11 1:25 5:31 Eye. Eve.! 9:10 3:01 2:37 11

2:35 9:09 9:261 8:12! 1:29 1:071 4:05 10:35 10:33 8:39 2:16 1:32 21 2:10! 9:03 9:15! S:01 1:131 0:19! 4:21 10:19 10:18 8:18 1:35 1:11 1 2:13 8:51 8:39 7:+91 0:57| 0:31 3:43 9:40

7:31

0:51 0:27 11 2:45 8:44 8:13 7:39 0:13 0:111 3:00)

9:03 6:54 0:11 | Eve. 21 2:13 8:32 8:261 7:21 0:23 Eve. I 2:37 8:31 8:28 6:15 Eve. 111:04 1 2:15 8:19 8:06 | 7:13! 0:15 11:45! 2:02

7:30 5:33 10:46 10:22 11 2:45 8:08 7:501 7:0) 0:02 11:32 1:30 7:21 7:16 4:56 10:0S 21 2:13 7:58 7:341 6:15 Eve. 11:17 0:38 6:161 6:10 4:10 9:31 9:00

1 2:43 7:47 7:18 6:31 11:36|11:07 0:27 Ris's | Ris's! 3:13 8:52) 8:30 11 2:39 7:35 7:02 6:13 11:20 10:52 Mor. Mor. Mor. 3:07 8:18 7:53 21 2:30 7:22 6:461 5:54111:02 10:34 11:24 1:41 5:501 2:31 7:12 7:17 2:11

7:00) 6:22! 5:30110:1010:13110:30! 5:10 5:20 1:33 7:04 6:39 111 1:391 6:20 5:52 5:05 10:161 9:30 10:19 4:10 1:51 1:1S! 6:28 6:02 21 0:50 5:45 5:11

9:30 9:24 9:271 4:10

4:22

0:44 Ris's Ris's 1 Mor.Ikis's! Ris's 4:04 9:17! 8:511 9:13 3:39 3:31 0:00 Mor. I Mor. 11/ 10:48 | Mor | Mor. 1 3:27 8:101 8:111 8:131 3:03 3:12 Mor.) 6:27 6:53 21 10:01| 4:42 4:21 2:131 7:6 7:291 8:10 2:39! 2:52 11:01 5:36 6:22 |31| 9:30| 4:09 3:49 1:321 7:01 6:34] 7:34 2:03 2:18! 10:26 5:19 5:46

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PLANETS BRIGHTEST OR BEST SEEN, Mercury, February 4 and September 24. Mars, not this year.

rising shortly before the Sun; also April JupiterMarch 23. 7 and December 1, setting soon after Saturn, May 30. the Sun.

Uranus, May 22. Venus, October 27.

Neptune, December 15.

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AZIMUTH TABLE OF

POLARIS, OR NORTH STAR, 1898. The azimuths in the annexed table, applied properly to the magnetic bearing of Polaris at the time of ite greatest elongation east or west, will give the true variation of the magnetic needle from a true north direction, and will be of great use to all isurveyors and engineers. When the elongation is east the azimuth will be east and 'vice versa. At the present time the line of "No Variation" of the needle runs southPasterly from near Toledo, Ohio, to a point on the Atlantic coast about fifty miles southwest of Cape Fear, N. ( East of that line the north end of the needle points 'west of a true north, and west of that line east of the true north, The country may therefore be divided into eastern and western magnetic regions. In the "Eastern IR«gion" the bearing of Polaris at its western elongation, if eastward, added to the lazimuth, gives the desired variation west, but if westward, the bearing taken from 'the azimuth gives the variation west. The bearing of Polaris at its eastern elongation will be eastward, and the azimuth subtracted therefrom gives the variation west. In the "Western Region' the bearing of Polarie at its eastern elongation, if west'ward, added to the azimuth, gives the variation east; but if eastward, the bearing taken from the azimuth gives the variation east. The bearing of Polaris at its westjern elongation will be wogt ward, and diminished by the azimuth gives the variation east. The azimuths in the table, given for two degree zones, are practically sufficient for all the t'nited States except Alaska, For intermediate latitudes, and dates, the azimuths may be found by proportion sufficiently correct, or exactly by the formula, 'log-sine azimuth equal log-sine Polar Distance of Polaris, minus log-cosine latitude. The surveyor or engineer is on the line of "No Variation when the bearing of Polaris at greatest elongation is the same as the azimuth.

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17

57 57

17

191

35

57

14

Polar Azimuth of Polaris at ite Greatest Elongation East or West.

DisMonth.

For Latitudes and Dates given below. tance of 29° 31° 33° 135° 37°

139°41° 1 43° 1 45° Polaris. ¡North. I North. I North. I North. I North. I North. I North. I North. North, ".

"1" ' "1" January. 1 1 13 431 24 17/1 26 111 27 5411 29 591 1 32 19 1 34 511 37 40|1 40 491 44 16 January.

11

42 16 1 25 591 53 57 17 50 39 47 15 January. 211 421 16 59

50 39 47 15 February 1 42 16 59 53

50 39

15 February 111 17 1 26 1

59

19 31 40 49 16 February 21

3 561 30 1

21 54 43 51 19 March.... 1

471 21
6 58

3
24 56 46 54

22 March. 11 501 251 9 1 28 2

7

28 1 33 0 49 58 26 March... 21

531 28

12
6 11

31

4 5311 41 2 30 April.

1
56 31
15 10 15

8

5 34 April.

111 591 31 18 14 19 39 1211 38 1 10 38 April. 211 14 2 37 20 16 23

43
16
5

42 May.

1
5 40 24 19

26

19

9

18 48 May.

11
7
28

28

49 22 12 22 50 Мау.

21
10
47 31

30

51 2+1 15 24 53 June.

12
50
33

53 28 18 26 56 June.

11
13 51

36
30
35
56 30
20 30

69 June.

21
13
36

35
56
30

30 69 July

1
131
36
35 56 301

30 59 July

11
13
51
36
35 66 30

30 59 July.

21
12 501
3.3 29 34

55
29

29 57 August 1

101
48 32 20

32 52 26 15 26 August 11

8
28 23 29

49 23 12 22 50 August.. 21 61 401 24 19 26 46 19

9

18 46 September 1 2 37 20 16 23 43 16

5

14 42 September |11|1 13 59 34 18

14
19 39 12

1

10 38 September 21 561 301 14

9 14

33
7|1 37 56

32 October... 1

261 10

8
28

1 501 40 59 27 October... 1111

+81

7
01
4

25 1 34 57 46 55 October...21

181 2/1 27 55

0

20 53 42 50 November 11 401 121 25 56 4911 29 54 14 46 35 43

10 November. 111 361 81 521

9
41
29 38

5 November 21 33

481 41

45
51 37 25 34

1 December 11

30
0
38

1

33 21 301 43 37 December. 1111 27|1 23 39 42 34 391 1 31 59 30 19 27 54 December. 21 | 25 03 391 31 351

27

15 23 December. 1311 13 241 38 301 341 541

13 22

45

521

22

April

MOVABLE FEASTS. Septuagesima Sunday.. February 6 Palm Sunday. Sexagesima Sunday.

13 Good Friday. Quirquagesima Sunday

20 Easter Sunday. Shiove Tuesday.

Rogation Sunday. Ash Wednesday..

23 Ascension Thursday. Quadragesina Sunday

27

Whit-Sunday (Pentecost) Mid-lent Sunday..

March

Trinity Sunday. Passion Sunday..

27

Corpus Christi..
Advent Sunday

November 27

May

3 8 10 15 19 29 5

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