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FOR THE BISSEXTILE YEAR
Being the latter part of the 72d, and the beginning of the 73d year of the Independence of the United States of America ;
the 6561st year of the Julian Period;
the latter part of the 5608th, and the beginning of the 5609th year since the creation of the world, according to the Jews; the 2601st year (according to Varro) since the foundation of Rome;
the 2595th year since the era of Nabonassar, which has been assigned to Wednesday, the 26th of February of the 3967th year of the Julian Period, which corresponds, according to the chronologists, to the 747th, and, according to the astronomers, to the 746th year, before the birth of Christ; "the 2624th year of the Olympiads, or the fourth year of the 656th Olympiad, beginning in July, 1848, if we fix the era of the Olympiads at 775 years before Christ, or at or about the beginning of July of the year 3938 of the Julian Period;
the latter part of the 1264th, and the beginning of the 1265th year (of twelve lunations) since the Hegira, or flight of Mahomet, which, as is generally supposed, took place on the 16th of July, in the year 622 of the Christian era.
Conjunction, or having the same Longitude or Right Ascension. *
8 Opposition, or differing 180° in
is prefixed to the latitude, or declination, of the Sun, or other heavenly body, when north, and the sign - when south; but the former prefixed to the hourly motion of the Moon in latitude, indicates that she is approaching, and the latter that she is receding from, the north pole of the ecliptic.
The letters M. A., m. a., denote Morning and Afternoon.
"north of Equator, (Spring and Summer).. "south of 66
(Winter and Autumn)..
Length of the tropical year, commencing at
89 2 3 40
92 20 56 18
93 14 5 42
89 16 40 36
186 11 2 0
the winter solstice, 1847, and terminating at 365 5 46 16 the winter solstice, 1848,
Mean, or average length of the tropical year, 365 5 48 48
11th, Fast of Esther,
15th, Schuscan Purim,
15th, *Beginning of the Passover,
21st, *Seventh Feast,
22d, *End of the Passover,
[The anniversaries marked with an asterisk (*) are to be strictly observed.]
16th, *Second Feast, or Morrow of the Passover, Apr. 19,
17th, Fast for the taking of the Temple,