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THE STATE REGISTER FOR 1859.

1.-CALENDAR AND CELESTIAL PHENOMENA.

1. CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES. Dominical Letter.... .B | Epact......

.26 Julian Period...............6572 Golden Number ...............17 Solar Cycle........ ..20 Age of the World.........5862 Jewish Lunar Cycle.........13

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2. MOVEABLE FEASTS AND FASTS. Epiphany.....

.Jan'y 6 | Rogation Sunday.. .................. Septuagesima Sunday..

..Febʼy 10 Holy Thursday Shrove Sunday..

..March 6 Whit Sunday. Ash Wednesday ..............

9 Trinity Sunday.. St. Patrick.

17 First Sunday in Advent.. Palm Sunday.

April 17 St. Andrew..... Good Friday

22 St. Thomas.... Easter Sunday

24 Christmas Day. Low Sunday.

..May 1

May 29 ..June 2

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19 Nov. 27

30 .Dec. 21

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3. ECLIPSES. In the year 1859 there will be four Eclipses of the Sun and two of the Moon:

I. A partial Eclipse of the Sun, February 2, 1859. This Eclipse is only visible in a small portion of the Southern Ocean.

II. A total Eclipse of the Moon, February 17, commencing about 12 o'clock in the morning. This Eclipse will be visible throughout California.

SAN FRANCISCO TIME.
d.h.m.

d.h.m. First contact with Penumbra, mor.. 17 0 3 End of Total Eclipse.....

17 3 33 Shadow,

17 0 59 Last contact with the Shadow......... 17 4 29 Beginning of Total Eclipse,

17 1 57

Penumbra....... 17 5 25 Middle of Eclipse,

“ .. 17 2 45 Magnitude of the Eclipse, (Moon's diameter=1,) 1.693. The first contact with the shadow occurs at 1210 from the northernmost point of the Moon's limb toward the east. The last contact at 690 toward the west.

III. A partial Eclipse of the Sun, March 4; invisible in California.

IV. A partial Eclipse of the Sun, July 29; visible in British North America, Greenland and North Atlantic Ocean.

V. A total Eclipse of the Moon, August 13; invisible.
VI. A partial Eclipse of the Sun, August 27; invisible in California.

4. MORNING AND EVENING STARS. VENUS will be Morning Star until October 8, then Evening Star the remainder of the year.

MARS will be Evening Star until July 26, then Morning Star the remainder of the year.

JUPITER will be Evening Star until June 25, then Morning Star until February, 1860.

SATURN will be Morning Star until January 31, then Evening Star until August 10, then Morning Star the remainder of the year.

5. EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES.
d. h. m.

d. h. m. Vernal Equinox..........March 20 7 11 eve. Summer Solstice............June 21 3 49 eve. Autumnal Equinox.......Sept. 23 6 2 mor. Winter Solstice.............Dec. 21 11 53

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6. APOGEE AND PERIGEE OF THE SUN. Sun's Apogee, July 1..

.Distance from the Earth.. 96,702,364 English miles. Sun's mean distance, Mar. 31 and Oct. 3,

... 95,103,000 Sun's Perigee, Jan. 1 and December 31,

6 ...93,505,607

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17. APOGEE AND PERIGEE OF THE MOON. APOGEE.—Point in the Moon's orbit at the greatest distance from the Earth.

PERIGEE.-Point in the Moon's orbit at the least distance from the Earth.
MONTHS.

Apogee.
MONTHS.

Perigee.
d. b.

d. h. January 4 8 mor. January..

18 8 eve. January 31 7 February.

15 7 February

28 5
March...

15 5
March.
27 4 April..

11 3 April............

24 1
May..

6 11 mor. May

22 1
June

4 11
June.
18 11 eve. July

3 10 July 16 9 July

298 August....

12 7
August.

26 7 September

8 5

September..... October 6 4 October...

22 5 November 2 2 November..

16 1 November..

30 1
December

12 9 eve. December..

28 11 mor.

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Sun

883, 246 Mercury

3,224 37,000,000 0.387098 87 Venus.

7,687 68,000,000 0.723331 224 Earth,

7,912 95,000,000 1'000000 Mars. 4,189 142,000,000 1.523692

686) Flora

209, 160,265 2. 201687 1,193 Oct. is, 1847 Hind.. London Clio.

221,813, 220 2 334876 1,303 Sept. 13, 1850 Vesta.

224,302,695 2.361081) 1,325 March 29, 1807 Olbers Bremen Iris.

226, 159, 280 2380624 1,341 August 13, 1847 Hind.. London Metis

226,632,665 2385607 1,345 April 25, 1848 raham Markree Eunomia*

227,946, 800 2.399440 1,357 July 29, 1851 Gasparis Naples. Hebe ..

230,449,670 2.425786 1,379 July 1, 1847 Heneke Driessen Parthenope

232,829, 135 2.450833 1,401 May 11, 1850 Gasparis ... Naples. Irene

212,468,785 2:552303 1,518 May 19, 1851 Hind. London Egeira.

243, 206,650 2:560070 1,492 Nov. 2, 1850 Gasparis ... Naples. Astræa

244,818,565 2.577047 1,511 Dec. 8, 1845 Hencke... Driessen Juno..

253,728,615 2.670837 1,594 Sept. 1, 1804 Harding Lilienthal. Ceres

262,964,845 2.768051 1,682 Jan. 1, 1801 Piazzi, Palermo.. Pallas

263,421,510 2.772858 1,686 March 28, 1802 Olbers Bremen.. Hygeia.

299,255,700 3.150060 2,042 April 12, 1849 Gasparis ... Naples, Jupiter

89,170 485,000,000 5.202776 4,332 Saturn.

79,042 890,000,000 9.538786 10,759 Uranus

35,112 1,800,000,000 19.182390 30,686 March 13, 1781 Herschel... Slough.. Neptune 35,000 3,600,000,000 30.036800) 60, 128 Sept. 23, 1846 Galle....

Berlin * From July 29, 1851, to March 31, 1856, inclusive, twenty-six new asteroids were discovered, viz: In 1852, Psyche, Thetis, Melpomene, Fortuna, Masilia, Lutetia, Calliope and Thalia. In 1853, Themis, Thocæa, Prosperine and Euterpe. In 1854, Bellona, Amphitrite, Urania, Euphrosyne, Pomona, Polymnia, Leucothea, and one name not known. In 1855, Circe, Atlanta and Fides. And in 1856, Leda, Latitia, and another not yet named.

The calculations are given in mean time.

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1st Month.] JANUARY.

[31 Days. MOON'S PHASES. D. H. M.

D. H. M. SAN FRANCISCO.. New Moon.. 4 9 18 mor. Full Moon..18 3 42 eve.

.. First Qua'r..12 11 16 " Last Qua'r, .25 0 36 SAN DIEGO.....New Moon.. 4 9 12 " Full Moon..18 3 36

First Qua'r. .12 11 10 " Last Qua'r..25 0 30 PORTLAND New Moon.. 4 9 38 " Full Moon..18 3 52

. First Qua'r..12 11 26 " Last Qua'r..25 0 46 SAN FRANCISCO.

SAN DIEGO. PORTLAND, O.T. D D Sun's Sun Sun Moon High High Sun Sun Moon Sun Sun

Moon M W declination rises. sets. ri & set Water. Water. rises. sets. ri & set rises. sets. ri & set

deg. m. s. h. m. h. m. h. m. morn. even. h. m. h. m. h. m. h, m.h. m. h. m. 1 Sat 23 2 77 17 4 43 5 40 9 41 9 587 24 58 5 377 45 4 15 5 50 2 B 22 57 17 164 44 6 21 10 13 10 3617 1 4 59 6 18 7 444 16 6 31 3 Mo 22 51 277 164 44 6 4310 5311 16 7 1 4 59 6 407 444 16 6 53 4 Tu 22 45 16 7 15 4 45 sets. 11 3811 59 7 1 4 59 sets. 7 44 4 16 sets. 5 We 22 38 577 15 4 45 6 19 0 14 0 307 05 0 6 167 434 17 6 29 6Th 22 32 217 144 46 7 21 0 48 1 5 17 05 0 7 18 7 434 17 7 31 7 Fri 22 24 4017 144 46 8 19 1 21 1 377 05 08 16 7 424 18 8 29 8 Sat 22 16 51 7 13 4 47 9 12 1 54 2 9 6 595 1 9 8 7 42 4 18 9 22 9 B 22 8 3717 134 47 10 8 2 25 2 41 6 59 5 110 4 7 414 1910 18 10 Mo 21 59 567 12 4 48 11 15 2 59 3 18 6 585 211 11 7 404 2011 25 11 Tu 21 50 507 124 48 morn 3 36 3 54 6 585 2 morn 7 394 21 morn 12 We 21 41 18 7 11 4 49 1 19 4 17 4 38 6 57 5 3 1 15 7 394 21 1 29 13 Th 21 31 217 10 4 50 2 22 5 0 5 296 57 5 3 2 187 38 4 22 2 32 14 Fri 21 20 59 7 94 51 3 40 5 56 6 366 565 4 3 367 374 23 3 50 15 Sat 21 10 137 84 52 4 59 7 10 7 556 565 44 55 7 364 24 5 9 116 B 20 59 27 74 53 5 50 8 36 9 15 6 556 5 5 46 7 35 4 25 6 0 117 MO 20 47 287 64 54 rises. 9 22 9 506 55 5 5 rises. 7 344 26 rises. 18 Tu 20 35 297 54 55 5 32 10 2110 516 545 6 5 28 7 33 4 27 5 42 19 We 20 23 87 54 55 6 3911 19 11 45 6 54 5 6 6 35 7 32 4 28 6 49 20 Th 20 10 23 7 44 56 7 49 0 11 0 356 535 71 7 4517 314 29 7 59 21 Fri 19 57 167 34 57 859 0 59 1 226 525 8 8 55 7 304 30 9 9 22 Sat 19 43 477 24 5810 181 1 45 2 8 6 525 810 14 7 294 31 10 28 23 B 19 29 557 14 59 11 26 2 29 2 506 515 911 22 7 28 4 32 11 36 24 Mo 19 15 427 05 0 morn 3 8 3 28 6 515 9 morn 7 274 33 morn 25 Tu 19 1 76 595 11 1 14 3 50 4 10 6 505 10 1 1017 264 34 1 24 26 We 18 46 126 585 2 2 30 4 30 4 546 495 11 2 267 25 4 35 2 40 27 Th 18 30 566 57 5 3 3 28 5 19 5 486 485 12 3 24 7 24 4 36 3 38 28 Fri 18 15 2016 565 4 4 19 6 25 6 596 47 5 13 4 157 224 38 4 29 29 Sat 17 59 246 55 5 5 5 12 7 45 8 28 6 465 14 5 87 204 40 5 22 30 B 17 43 96 545 6 5 52 8 59 9 22 6 455 15 5 48 7 19 4 41 6 2 31 Mo 17 26 3416 53'5 'sets. 9 46 9 541 6 44'5 16 sets. 17 17 4 43 sets. Ephemeris of the Planets for the First, Tenth and Twentieth days of Month.

[Calculated for the Meridian of San Francisco.] First Day.

Tenth Day. Twentieth Day. Name of Planet. Meridian

Meridian

Meridian
Declination.
Declination.

Declination.
passage.
passage.

passage.
h. m. deg. m.

h. m.
deg. m.

h. m.

deg. m. Venus 6 17 mor. 17 56 S. 5 47 mor. 7 24 S. 5 25 mor. 17 45 S. Mars.. 03 eve. 9 44 11 52 7 1 11 41 3 55 Jupiter... 10 18 mor. 21 53 N. 5 34 eve. 21 48 N. 4 52 eve. 21 45 N. Saturn 5 16 eve. 18 11 " 9 40

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8 58 18 36 Uranus 6 16 20 1 4 40

19 58 " 4 0 119 56

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MOON'S PHASES.
D. H. M.

D. H, M.
SAN FRANCISCO.. New Moon.. 2 5 2 eve. Full Moon..17

2 33 mor. .. First Qua'r. .10 11 30 mor. Last Qua'r. .24 6 14 SAN DIEGO. .. New Moon.. 2 4 56 eve. Full Moon..17 2 27

.First Qua'r..10 11 24 mor. Last Qua'r..24 6 8
PORTLAND .New Moon.. 2 5 12 eve. Full Moon..17 2 43

First Qua'r. .10 11 40 mor. Last Qua'r..24 6 24
SAN FRANCISCO.

SAN DIEGO. PORTLAND, O.T. D Sun's Sun Sun Moon High High

Sun
Sun

Moon Sun Sun Moon MW declination rises. sets. ri & set Water. Water. rises. sets. ri & set rises. sets. ri & set

deg. m. s. h. m. h. m. h. m. morn. even. h. m. b, m. h. m. h. m. h. m. h. m. 1 Tu 17 9 416 535 7 4 49 10 3910 586 44'5 16 4 457 14 4 461 4 59 2 We 16 52 30/6 525 8 5 29 11 25 11 426 435 17 5 25 7 11 4 49 5 39 3 Th 16 35 26 515 9 6 1411 54 0 18 6 42/5 18 6 107 94 51 6 24 4 Fri 16 17 166 505 10 7 16 0 30 0 49 6 415 19 7 127 74 53 7 26 5 Sat 15 59 136 495 11 8 12 1 3 1 18 6 405 20 8 87 54 55 8 22 6 B 15 40 546 48 5 12 9 13 1 35 1 48 6 39 5 21 9 917 34 57 9 23 7 Mo 15 22 1916 47 5 13 10 12 1 54 2 16 6 385 22 10 87 24 5810 22 8 Tu 15 3 28 6 46 5 1411 3 2 32 2 48 6 385 22 10 597 015 011 13 9 We 14 44 22 6 45 5 15 11 57 3 9 3 226 375 23 11 536 595 112 7 10 Th 14 25 26 44 5 16 morn 3 403 566 36.5 24 morn 6 585 2 morn 11 Fri 14 5 276 435 17 1 18 4 22 4 44 6 35.5 25 1 146 57 5 3 1 28 12 Sat 13 45 386 42 5 18 2 30 5 15 5 506 345 26 2 26 6 5615 4 2 40 13 B 13 25 37 6 415 19 3 36 6 35 7 22 6 345 26 3 32 6 55 5 5 3 46 14 Mo 13 5 22 6 405 20 4 42 15 8 54 6 325 28 4 38 6 535 7 4 52 15 Tu 12 44 54 6 385 22 5 38 9 22 9 38 6 32 5 28 5 346 515 95 48 116 We 12 24 14 6 375 23 rises. 10 1810 48 6 315 29 rises. 6 49 5 11 rises. 117 Th 12 3 236 36.5 24 6 40 11 2011 406 305 306 36 6 48 5 12 6 501 18 Fri 11 42 206 35.5 25 7 5611 54 0 22 6 295 31 7 52 6 465 14 8 6 19 Sat 11 21 66 34 5 26 8 57 0 44 1 4 6 285 32 8 53 6 4415 16 9 7 20 B 10 59 416 335 27 10 12 1 25 1 44 6 275 33 10 8 6 425 1810 22 21 Mo 10 38 66 325 28 11 15 1 54 2 20 6 265 3411 11 6 405 2011 25 22 Tu 10 16 216 315 29 morn 2 36 2 586 25 5 35 morn 6 395 21 morn 23 We 9 54 266 305 30 1 19 3 14 3 306 2415 36 1 15 6 38 5 22 1 29 24 Th 9 32 236 28 5 32 2 12 3 50 4 12 6 235 37 2 8 6 365 24 2 22 25 Fri 9 10 116 275 33 3 15 4 36 4 586 225 38 3 11 6 34/5 26 3 25 26 Sat 8 47 506 25 5 35 3 58 5 30 6 12 6 215 39 3 546 335 27 4 8 27B 8 25 216 245 36 4 40 6 541 7 48/6 205 40 4 36 6 31 5 29 450 28 Mol 8 2 456 2315 371 5 22 8 25 8 36 6 19/5 411 5 1816 3015 301 5 32 Ephemeris of the Planets for the First, Tenth and Twentieth days of Month.

[Calculated for the Meridian of San Francisco.] First Day.

Tenth Day.

Twentieth Day. Name of Planet. Meridian

Meridian

Meridian
Declination.
Declination.

Declination.
passage.
passage.

passage.
h. m.
deg. m.

deg. m. Mercury. 6 42 mor. 22 23 S. 7 12 mor. 20 57 s. 7 38 mor. 17 16 S. Venus 5 13 18 39

19 12 5 11 19 21 Mars.. 11 26

11 15 2 35 N. 11 3 5 37 N. Jupiter. 4 3 eve. 21 44 N. 3 28 eve. 21 46 66 2 50 eve. 21 51 Saturn 10 7

7 29 19 5

6 46 Uranus 3 12

2 37

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b. m.

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h. m.

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