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Darof
Month.


Day of Week.


Sun
KUes


Sun
Sets


M*n
Sets


Sun
Rises


Sun
Sets


M'n
Sets


H.W.
N.Y.


Sun
Rises


Sun
Seto


M'n
Seta


1
2
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4
5
6
7

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11
12
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14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
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26
27
28
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432
4 8.S
484
4 8S
486
4 86
487
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489
1 4 40
4 41
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1 4 44
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4 44
4 45
4 46
4 47
4 48
4 49
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7 40
740
7 89
7 8'J
789
788
7K
787
7 36
786
786
785
734
7 81
7SS
732
732
7 81
780
729
7 28
727
728
725
7 24

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7 21


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3 17
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9 7
950

10 29

11
1127
U 58
Morn

19
044

1 14

1 48

2 27
8 12

4 1
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8 57
926

9 53

10 18

10 41

11 4
1127
11 54
Morn

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256

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II. M.

483
488
488

484
4 35
485
4 36
487
487
4 38
439

4 41
4 42
4 42
443
444
445
4 46
4 47
4 47
448
4 49
450
4 51
452
458
458
454
4 55


n. M.
785

785
785
7 81
784
73*
783
7 3n
7 33
7 33
782
7 81
7 81
730
780
729
729
728
7 27
727
7 26
725
724
728
722

7 19
7 18
7 17
7 16


H. M.
323

Rises
9 2
9 46

10 26

10 58
1126

11 ~"


II. M.

7 10

8 1

10 46

11 88
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II. M.

488
439
489

4 40

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4 41
442
4 43
4 43
4 44
4 45
4 45
4 46
4 47
4 48
448
4 49
450
4 51
4 51
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4 54
455
456
4 57
4 57
158

4 59

5


n. M.
729
729
729
729
728
728
7 28
728
727
727
7 26
7 26
726
725
7 25
7 24
7 2:1
7 28
722
722
7 21
7 20
7 19
7 19
7 18
7 17
7 16
7 15
7 14
7 13
7 12


II. M.
8 28


WedneKtoy
Thursday..




Fises




8 56


Friday..'


9 41


Sataroay


10 22


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Monday....




10 66




11 25


Tuesday . - - -


11 54


Wednesday
Thursday...




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4 2

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11 5
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22


Friday


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1 22


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Monday ...




1 68




2 38


T«e«day . . '


8 24


Wednesday
Thursday ..




4 18




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8 48


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9 19


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Monday ...




9 49




10 15


Tuesday .*;


10 40


Wednesday
Thursday ..




11 6




11 81


Friday...


Mom


Saturday


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SUNDAY


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Monday


I 16


Tuesday


2 7


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Thursday ..




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TH. AXJOXJST.


81 DATS.


Modi


If*8 rBASXS.


Nkw York.


Boston, N. Kno.,
N.YobkStatb,
Mich., Wiscon-
sin, Iowa and
Obbook.


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9 18 M.
11 19 M.

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AND Illinois.


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Darof
Month.


Day of Week.


Sun
Uises


Snn
8cU


M'n
Rises


Sun
Rises

ft. M.

456
4 57
458

4 59

5
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
5 5
S 6
5 7
5 fi
5 9
5 10
5 11
5 12
5 13
5 14
5 15
5 16
r. 17
5 18
5 19
5 VO
5 21
522
5 23
5 24
5 25
526


Snn
Sets


M'n
Rises

n. M.

Id

9 26
958
10 23

10 60

11 18
1153
Morn

032

1 15

2 4
856
853
Sets

7 55
820

8 45

9 9
9 83
959

10 29

11 5
11 49
Morn

43

1 49
8 8

Kises
722
752


II. w.
N.Y.


Sun
Rises


Sun
SeU

II. M.

7 11
7 10
7 9
7 8
7 7
7 6
7 5
7 4
7 8
7 1
7
669
658
656
6 53
6 54
6 52
6 51
6.V)
6 48
6 17
6 45
6 44
6 43
6 41
6 40
688
637
6.S5
6S4
6 32


M'n
Rises


1
2

J

5
6

7
8
9
10
11
12
18
14
15
16
17
18

»

21
22
23
24
2S
26
27
28
29
80
81


Fi


II. M.
4 52
4 58
4 St


II. M.

720

7 19
7 17
7 16
7 15
7 14
7 12

Ul

7 8
7 7
7 6
7 4
7 8
7 1
7
6 58
6 5;
6 56
6 51
6 52


n. M.

8 4
85S
928

9 58
10 21

10 47

11 14
11 48
Morn

?1

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8 48
8er«
758 '
8 21

8 46

9 h
9 31
9 56


II. «.
7 15
7 14
7 13
7 12
711
7 10
7 9

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7 2
7 1
7
658
6 57
655
6 51
6 53
6 61
6 50
6 48
6 47
6 45
6 41
6 42
6 41
6 89
687
686
6 34


II. M.

8 49

9 41

10 27

11 13

12


II. M.

li

5 8
S 4


n. it.

7 56


Sa


8 58


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9 25


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4 57

4 58
4 59


9 58


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10 52
!1 21

11 58


Ft


5
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
5 5
5 6
5 7


286

3 83

4 34

5 31

6 21

7 10

7 61

8 81

9 11
9 47

10 24

10 67

11 87
Mom

21

1 12

2 10
8 15
427
589
644
789

8 29

9 19


5 7
5 8
5 9
5 10
5 11
5 12
5 13
5 14
5 14
5 15
5 16
5 17
5 18
5 19
520
5 21
5 22
528
528
5 21
5 25
5 26
527
5 28


Sa


Morn

87

1 21

2 10

3 2
8 58


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5 9
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5 16


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6 51 10 26
6 49 11 1


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5 17
5 19
5 19
5 20
5 21


648
6 46
6 41
6 4.1
6 41
6 40
6 »3


11 44
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1 44

2 59
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7 24


11 55




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THE ARGUS ALMANAC, 1890.



9tb Month.




8KFX£2MSKR.










80 Pats.


MooN*8 Phases.


New York.


Boston, N. Bno..
N. York St ATE,
Mich., Wiscon-
SIN, Iowa and
Obxqon.


N. Y. CiTT, Phila-
delphia, Conn., N.
Jeksky, Pennstl-
VANLA, t)Bio, Indi-
ana AND Illinois.




Last Quarter


5
14
21

28


H. X.

10 29 £.
2 53 M.
5 5 £.
8 M.


Martlavd,


Hew Moon


Virginia. St.,


First Quarter


Missouri and


Full Moon


California*


Darof
Month.


Day of Week.


Sun
Itiscs


Sun
Sets


M-n
Kisus

n. M.
820

8 48

9 17
9 52

-.0 24
11 6
1152
Moiii

45

1 40,
239
888
4 41

S«t8

7 18
786

8
828
859

9 89
10 27
1127
Morn

087

8 10
428
Rises
644
7 12


Snn
Kises

11. M.

5 27
5 2S
5 29
580
5 31
5 32
5 83
534
5 35
586

lU

589
5 40
5 41
5 42
5 43
5 44
5 45
.'S46
5 47
5 48
5 49
550
5 51
5 52
558
554
5 55
556


Sun
Sets


M'nlH.W
Kises N. Y.

II. M.'ll. M.

8 21 ilO 2


Sun
Itlses


Sun
Sets

H. M.

6 81
6 29
628
626
625
6 23
6 21
620
6 18
6 17
6 16
6 14
6 12
6 10
6 9
6-7
6 5
6 4
6 2
6 1
659
5 67
666
5 54
656
5 61
5 49

5 48

6 46
5 45


M*n
Rises


1


Monday ...........


H. M.

5 2S
5^6
5 27
5 28
529
5 81
582
688
5 31
585
586
687
5 »8
589
540
5 41
5 42
543
5 44.
5 45
5 46
5 47
5 49
550
5 51
552
553
5 54
5 51
5S6


H. M.

635
6 83
6 31
6 29
628
626
6 24
622
6 21
6 19
6 17
6 15
6 14
6 12
6 10

S?

6 6

6 8
6 1
6
5.S8
5 57
5 54
5 52
5 51
5 49
5 47
5 45
544


H. 31.

6 83
6 31
6 29
628
6 26
6 21
6 23
6 21
6 19
6 18
6 16
6 15
6 13
6 11
6 9
6 8
6 6
6 4
6 8
6 1
5 59
568
656
554
5 53
B51


11. M.
529

5 30

6 31
632
583
5*5
584
585
586
5 87
588

5 89

6 40
5 41

5 42

6 42
5 43
5 44
5 45

5 46

6 47
6 48
5 49
650
5 61
5 62
563
653
5 54
5.^5


a. M.
8 22


2


Tuesday ... - -


956

10 29

11 11

11 58


10 48
1127
Ey.16

1 8

2 2
8 5


8 62


8


Wednesday
Thursday ..




9 28


4




10


5


Friday


10 84


6


Saturday.. -


11 17


7


SUNDAV .
Monday ...




Mom


8




Morn 4 5
51 ; 6 2


4


9


Tuesday


57


10


Weduesday
Thursday ..




146
2 44


556
6 44


1 61


11




2 49


12


Friday...


8 42 7 26
4 48 8 1
Sets 8 39


8 46


18


Saturday.. .


4 46


14


SUNDAr .
Monday....




SetM


15




7 18
737

8 2

8 31

9 4
9 44

10 83

11 88
Morn

42

1 56
8 18


9 17
9 52

10 28

11 8
11 56
Mom

050
153

J,i

627

6 28

7 21

8 4
860
984


7 14


16


Tuesday


7 88


17


Wednesday
Thursday..




8 6


18


....




8 35


le


Friday


9 9


20


Saturday... -


9 50


21


SUNDAY .
Monday




10 89


22




11 39


S


Tuesday .


Mom


24


Wednesday
Thursday..




48


25




? 1


26


FridS^......::::::;;::::;::;.;:;


8 27


27


Saturday


5 49 4 80
5 48 Klses
5 46 6 46


4 82


28
29


SUNDAY

Monday


Rises
6 41


80


Tuesday


5 44


7 16


7 it



10th Month.






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81 Datb


MooN*8 Phases.


New York.


Rostov, N. Ens.,
N. Yore State.
Miou., Wiscon-
sin, lOWA AND

Oregon.


N. T. CiTT, Phila-
delphia, Conn., N.
Jersey, Pennbtl-
tania, Ohio, Indi-
ana and Illinois.


Washington.
Maryland,
Virginia, Kt.,
Missouri and


Last Quarter


D.
6
13
51
27


H. M.

3 23 R.
6 42 E.


New M oon


First Quarter


Full Moon


California.


Day of
Month.


Day of Week.


Snn
RUes


Sun
Sets


M'n
Rises

H. N.

744

8 20

9
945

10 86
1182
Morn
029

l^

8 31

4 81
634

S'-IS

680
7 1
788
824

9 21
10 25
1187
Mom

058
2 7
822
485

5 47
Rises

6 12

6 51

7 84


Sun
Rises


Sun
SeU


M'n
Rises


H.W.
N.Y.


Sun
Rises


Sun
Sets


M'n
Rises


1


^ ?




H. M.

5 57
658

6
6 1
6 2
6 8
6 4
« 5
6 6
6 8
6 9
6 10
6 11
6 12
6 13
6 14
6 16
6 17
6 18
6 19


II. M.

6U
540
589
587
6 85
683
682
680
528
627
5 25
523

5 22
520

6 19
6 17

5 15

6 14
5 12
5 11
5 9
5 8
5 6

5 5

6 3
5 2
5
4 59
4 68
1 56
4 53


H. H.

5 57
558

6 69
6
6 1'
6 2
6 8
6 4
6 5
6 6
6 7
6 8
6 9
6 10
6 12
6 13
6 14
6 15
6 16
6 17
6 18

Vi

623
6 24
626
626
627
6 28
629


H. M.

548

5 41
589
588
586
584
583
5 81
530
528
5 26
525
523

5 19
5 17
5 16
5 14

5 13

6 11
5 10
5 8
5 7

5 6

6 4
5 8
5 2
5 1
4. •'.9
458


H. M.
7 48
824
9 5
9 51

10 42

11 87
Morn

034

lU

883
482
684
Sets
683
7 5
743
880
927
10 80
1142
Morn
056
2 10
823
485
546
Rises
6 19

6 57

7 40


n. «.
10 15
10 68

'ir%

1 84
284

\%

6 51
780
8 6
843
923
10 7

10 48

11 41
Mora

040
1 46
255

ti

6 4

654
788

8 19

9 6
950

10 34


n. M.
556
587
558
559
6
6 1
6 2
6 8
6 4
6 5

6 8
6 9
6 10
6 11
6 12
6 13
6 14
6 15
6 16
6 17
6 18
6 19
6 20
6 21
6 22
628
6 24


II. M.

5 43

6 42
5 40
689
5 87
685
584
632
5 81
629

ii

525
523
622
5 21
5 19
5 18

J IS

5 14
5 12
5 It
5 10
5 8
5 7
5 6
5 5
5 8


H. X.
7 82


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9 11


4


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9 57


5


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10 48


8




11 48


7


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Mom


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89


9




1 87


10


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2 86


11
12


Sa


3 85


81


4 88


18


M .:: :


5 88


14
5
16


Tt :::::::::::::::::


Sets


5 I




6 86




7 10


17


Fi


7 48


18


ga


8 36


19


81 :

M*




9 83


20





10 86


21


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620

622

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621

625

626

628

6 29

1 6 30

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It 47


22


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Mora


28


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1


24


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2 12


25


Sa


8 24


26


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5 44


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THB ARGUS ALMANAC. 1890.



IITB MOMTU.



NOVEMJiKJEi.



30 Dayb.



Moon's PHA8K8.



Last Quarter..,

New Sioon

First Quarter..
Full Moon



N»w York.

II. M.

11 18 M.

8 87 M.

7 44 M.

8 23 M.



Day of
Month.



8
4
S

e

7
8
9
10
II
12
13
li
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
28
24
25
26
27
28
29
SO



Day of TVeek.



Saturday

SUHDAT...
Monday ....
Tuesday ....
Wednesduy.,
Thursday....

Friday

Saturday . . . ,
SUNDAY..

Monday

Tuesday

TVednesday..
Thursday . . ,

Friday ,

Saturday....
SUNDAY...

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday.,
Thursday ....

Friday

Saturday ....
SUNDAY..

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday.
Thursday .. . .

Friday

Saturday....,
8UNDAT..



Boston, N. E3ie.J N. T. City, Pbila-
N.VobkStatkJ dklphia, conk., N.
Mich., Wi80om-| Jbrbky, Pknnsyl-

SIN, JoWJk ASD ; TANIA, OHIO, InuI-
OBKaOK. ;| ANA AND ILLINOIS.



Sun Sun
UlseM Sets



7 9



. II. )i
4 54
4 52
4 61
450
4 49
448
446
4 45
4 44
443
4 42
4 41
4 40
4 30
438
4 87
437
4 86
4 85
4 31
4 81
4 33
i 32
4 82
4 31
4 81
4 SO
4 80
4 29
429



. !l.



M'n Sun
Rises ItlHes



If. M
825
9 19

10 18

11 17
Morni

16

1 18

2 18
820
422
529
637
Sets
620

7 18

8 16

9 28

10 41

11 56 ,
Morn

1 10

2 21

3 81 !

4 40

5 51 ,
Rises

527

6 II

7 8

8 5



tl. V.
630
6 31
6 33
634
685
6 87
6 88
6 39
6 40
6 41
6 43
6 41
645
6 46
6 47
6 49
6 50
6 51
6 52
653
654
6 56
6 57
658

6 59

7
1 1
7 2
7 8
7 4



Sun


M'n


Seis


Ulscs


II. M


II. N.


4 67


8 31


4 56


925


4 55


10 28


4. VI





452


Morn


4 51


21


460


120


4 49


2 1Ji


4 48


3 20


4 47


4 21


4 48


5 27


4 45


634


4 44


Set-i


4 43


6 25


4 42


7 19


4 42


8 22


4 41


988


4 40


10 45


4 39


11 69


4 39


Morn


488


1 11


487


2 22


4 37


830


486


488


4 36


5 47


435


Klses


4 35


5 82


484


620


4 34


7 14


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8 10



H.W
N. Y



11. a
11 19
Kv.l2
1 5

1 58

2 53
346
4 37
526
6 11
653
736

8 14

9 2
9 51

10 89

11 85
Morn

085

1 88

2 89

3 4:)

4 40

5 85

6 26

7 12
n 55

8 41

9 27
10 12
10 66



Washi noton,
Maryland. '
ViBeiNlA. Kt., I
Missouri and
California.



Sun


lUses


II. M.


6 28


629


680


6 31


6 32


683


6 84


635


681


638


639


6 40


6 41


6 42


6 43


6 44


6 4S


6 47


648


6 49


6 50


6 51


6 52


653


6 51


655


656


6 57


658


6 59



Sun
Sets

II. M.

5
459
458
4 57
456
455
4 54
4 5.S
4 52
4 51
4 SO
4 49
4 48
447
4 47
4 46
445
4 44
444
448
443
4 42
4 42
4 41
4 41
4 40
4 40
4 99
4 89
4 89



M'n ,
Rises I



11. M.

8 86

9 31

10 28

11 '26 ,
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25



2 21

3 20

4 20

5 25

6 SO
Sets

6 31

7 26



10 49
Morn
2



Rises

5 38

6 27

7 20

8 16



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81 DATS


Moon*8 Pbasbs. I Nbw York.


Boston, N.K NO.,
N. YorkStatk,

MiOU., WlSCJON-
SIN, lo\VA AND
OltKUON.


N. Y. City, Piiila-

DBLPHIA, CONN., N.
.IBKSBT, PkNNSYI.-

VANiA. Onto. Indi-
ana AND Illinois.


Wa8IIIN«TON,

Maryland,

ViBeiNIA, Ky.,
MitSOUkI AND

Calipobnia.


I^ist Quarter


i>.
4

11
18
26


tl. n.
8 26 M.
10 11 K.
3 36 E.
57 M.


New Moon


FlrsCQuarter


Full Moon


Day of

Month.


Dsy of Week.


Hun
Rlseb

•r, u
7 10
7 11
7 12
7 13
7 11
7 15
7 16
7 17
7 18
7 19
7 20

, 7 21
7 21

Tn

723
7 5J3
7 24
7 23
725
7 26
7 26
7 27
727
728
7 28
728
7 29
7 29
729
7 2'J
7 80


e.in
SeU

•i. 11

429
428
4 28
4 28
4 28
4^28
428
4 28
4 '28
4 28
428
4 28
4 28
4 28
428
4 29
4 29


M'n
Uisei«

If. ai.
9 4

10 4

11 4
M.in.

4

1 4

2 5

3 10

4 17
528
6 41
Sets

6 2

7 13

8 29
944

11


Sun
lilitei-

II. N

7 5
•7 6

7 7


Sun
SeU

i|. M.
4 31
483
433


Rises

ir. ji
9 8

10 8

11 6
More

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1 5

2 4
8 8
4 14
6 24
684
9eii

6 8

7 18

8 81

9 47
11 2
Morn

24

1 22

2 29

3 36

4 42


Il.W.

N.y.


Bun
Rises

ir. V
7
7 1
7 2
7 8
7 4
7 5

??

7 7
7 8
7 9
7 10


Sun
SeU

If. N.
4 89
4 88
488
488
4 38
488

lit

4 88
488

IS


M'n
Rises


1


Monday


II. 11

Ev.80

1 18

2 5
2 55
8 46

4 36

5 27

6 17

7 7
754

8 4i
il 41

10 83

11 26
Morn

22

1 18

2 15
8 12

4 8

5 2
ft SR '


li. M.
9 18

10 12

11 9
Mom

7

1 6
'it 4
8 6

4 11

5 20

6 31
SeU

6 25

7 24

8 39


2


Tuesday




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7 11
7 12
7 18
7 14
7 14
7 15
7 16
7 17
7 17*
7 18
7 1s»
7 19
720
7 21

V^

722
7 22
7*23
723
7 2^1
7 '<4


4 33
483
4 88
483
4 33
4 U3
4*1
433
4 83
4 34
4 84
484
4 H
4 35
485
436
4 36
486
4 87
1 38
438
4 39
4 40
4 M




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Wednesday

Thursday

Friday..... -




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SUNDAY*.
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7 11 4 89
7 tl I 4 89
7 12 1 4 89
7 13 i 4 40
7 13 4 40
7 14 4 40
7 11 4 41
7 15 f 4 41
7 15 4 4i
; 111 4 42
7 16 4 43
7 17 4 43
7 17 4 41












Tuesday


9 51




Wednesday




11 4




Thursday . .






4 29 MomI


Morn




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430
4 30
4 81
4 31
4 32
432
4 8:t
4 31
4 34
43^
4 36
J 87
437


28

1 22
230
339

4 47

5 52
656

Rises
5. S3

6 51

7 52

8 53

9 51


24


22


Saturday

SUNDAY

Monday


1 21

2 27
8 88


23


Tuesday


4 88


24


We<lnesdiiy




5 47 1 6 48 1

6 51 7 87 1


5 42


25




6 45


26




Rises

5 59

6 56


S 19
9 8
9 51
10 82


7 18 4 44 iRlseH


37


Saturday


7 18 4 45 1 6 5


28


SUNDAY


7 18 4 46 , 7 2


29


Monday


7 ^ 1 4 41


<; 18 4 46 1 ^ 1


90


Tuesday


7 24 4 42 1 « 56
7 21 ! 4 43 1 9 53


11 12 ' 7 19 1 4 47 ; 9 6


81


Wednesday


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THE ARGUS ALMANAC. 180O*



THE SOIiAB SYSTEM.



To the arcrage InhablUnt of oar Earth, looking
up at the sky with the nataral eye. It eeems to bo
manifest that the Earth upon which he stauds Is
the largest, as well as the most Important, part
of Creation. The 8uu Itself appears to have been
formed only to give us light and heat by day, and
the Moon and Stars to furnish as with light at
night. "When, howercr, we look forth and beyond
with the eye of the mind, and in the light which
science, aided by the telescope, affords us, we learn
how really little is this planet, our Earth, as com*
pared with the millions of stars and systems of
worlds which stud the heavens, and make up the
immensify of the Universe. Our Solar System,
with all its planets and att«nding satellites, aster-
oids and comets, is apparently only one of many
such systems, and our Earth only one of the smaller
planets belonging to that system. In what follows
we have ennmerated t*e primary planets, with
their satellites, and the comets connected with the
Solar System, confining ourselves, for want of
apace, to the simplest facts known relative thereto,
and the accepted data concerning each.

The Sux is the center of our Solar System, and
around It all the planeif, comets, stars or meteors
belonging to this system revolve or circle, receiv-
ing from the Snn their light and heat. The time
occupied by each planet in thus circling once
around the Sun is called the year of that planet.
All the planets, in addition to their revolutions
around the Sun. also revolve or turn around their
own axis or center in the same manner as a wheel
turns around its hub, and the time each planet
thus turns once around its own center Is the day of
that planet. The San Is estimated to be eight hun-
dred and sIzty-flTO thousand miles In diameter —
that is. it Is that distance measured through its
center,'and its bulk is seven hundred times that of
all Us planets combined.

IklKBcuBT is the planet nearest to the San, being
dlsUnt from that body thirty-six million miles. It
Is the snullest of the planets, and only two thousand
nine handrcd and ninety-two miles In diameter.
Its year is eighty-eight of our days, that being
tlie thne It occupies in circling once around
the Sun. Its day is twenty-four hours and five
minutes long, the time taken In revolving once
around its own center.

Vkmus Is the planet second in distance from the
Sun. It Is at times our beautiful Evening Star,
and at others the Morning Star, and, from Its
nearness to us, appears to our view as the largest
of the surs. It is sixty-seven million miles dis-
tant from the Sun, and seven thousand six hundred
and sixty miles in diameter, being larger than Mcr-
cury or Mars, and smaller than our Earth and the
other planets. Its e^ear is two hundred and twenty-
five of our days, that being the time occupied
In circling once around the Sun. Its day is
twenty-three hours and twenty-one minutes, the
time taken In revolving once around its own
center.

The E&BTn, the world In which wc live. Is the
third planetfrora the Sun, being distant ninety-two
million seven hundred thousand miles, and its
diameter Is seven thousand nine hundred and eifrh-
tecu miles. Its tropical year, on which the seasons



depend, is three hundred and sixty-five days, fire
hours, forty-eight minutes and fifty-seconds, the
time occupied in circling once around the Sun.
Its day Is twenty-four hours, the time trten in
revolving once around Its own center.

Maks Is the fourth planet from the Snu, being
distant one haudred and forty-one million mllea.
It is four thousand and two hundred miles in
diameter, being larger than Mercury, but smaller
than all the other planets, and is generally dis-
tinguishable by lu red color. Its year »slx hun-
dred and eighty-seven of our days, that being the
time occupied In circling once around the Sun.
lU day is twenty-four hours and thirty-seven
minutes, the time taken In reyolring once around
its own center.

JupiTKB Is the fifth planet from the Sun, and la
distant from it four hundred and eighty-two
million miles. Like Venus, It is at times our
Evening and again oar Morning Star, and when
at Its nearest point to the earth is second only to
Venus In beauty and brilliancy. It Is the largest
of all the planets, being eighty-five t^ionsand miles
in diameter. Its year Is nearly twelve of our
years, that being the time It occopies in circling
once around the Sun. Its day is short, being but
nine hours and fifty-five minutes long, the time
taken lu revoh'ing onc« around Its own center.

Sattbx Is the sixth planet from the Sun, being
distant eight hundred and eighty-four million
miles. Saturn la next to the largest of the planets,
and Is seventy-one thousand miles In diameter.
Its year Is twenty-nine and one-half of our yean,
that beliig the time It occupies in circling once
around the Sun. Its day Is ten hours and fourteen
minutea long, the time taken In revolving once
around Its own center. This planet la especially
Interesting In consequence of its being surrounded
by a detached ring, forming one of the great won-
ders of the heavens.

UVANUS Is the seventh planet from the Sun, and
Is seventeen hundred and eighty million miles
distant from that body. It Is the fourth largest of
the planets In size, being thirty-one thousand
seven hundred miles In diameter. Its year la
eighty-four of our years, that being the time It
occupies In circling once around the Sun. Its day
is unknown.

NKPrrxE is the eighth planet from the Sun,
being distant two thousand seven hundred and
eighty million miles. Neptune is the third largest
planet In size, being thirty-four thousand live
hundred miles In diameter. Its year Is nearly
one hundred and slxtj'-flve of our years, the time
occupied lu circling once arohnd the Snn. Its day
Is unknown.

The planets, imlike the Sun, are all dark bodies.

having no light of their own, and are seen and

phlne only by the light they receive from the Sun.

, Those visible to the naked eye are Mercury

(rarely), Venus, Mars. Jupiter and Saturn, and

I these are readily distinguished by their clear,

steady light, so different from the ttcinlUnff Wght

I of the fixed stars. Six of the planets have satellites

I or moons, revolving around them In the same

; manner that the planets do around the Sun. and

they servo to light their respective planets at



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night tn the same manner that our inoou glTes
light to the Earth.

Oar Ea^rth has but one satellite, the familiar
Moon, which Is two hundrcfl and thirty-eight thou-
sand miles distant from us, Its diameter being two
thousand one hundred and slxtv miles. From the
moon's nearness to na, lc appears vastly larger
than any of the planets, and seems to be next to
the Sun In size. It circles around the earth once
in t^enty-seren days, seven hours, forty-three
minutes and eleven seconds.

Maui has two satellites or moons, wUlch, after
centuries of search, were discovcretl by Prof. Hall



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