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" The actual illumination of the lunar surface is not much superior to that of weathered sandstone rock in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon setting behind the grey perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the sun just... "
Astronomical Register: A Medium of Communication for Amateur Observers and ... - Page 186
1867
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Outlines of Astronomy

John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1849 - 620 pages
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon getting behind the grey perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the sun just...the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes and the atmosphere perfectly free from cloud or vapour, its effect is alike...
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Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the ..., Volume 14

Royal Institution of Great Britain - Learned institutions and societies - 1896
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the Moon setting behind the gray perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the Sun just...in the opposite quarter of the horizon, when it has scarcely been distinguishable in brightness [the italics in both cases are mine] from the rock in contact...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 8

Royal Society (Great Britain) - Electronic journals - 1857
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon setting behind the grey perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the sun just...the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes, and the atmosphere perfectly free from cloud or vapour, its effect is alike...
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The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science

Physics - 1857
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon setting behind the grey perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the sun just...the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes, and the atmosphere perfectly free from cloud or vapour, its effect is alike...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 8

Royal Society (Great Britain) - Electronic journals - 1857
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon setting behind the grey perpendicular fa£ade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the sun just...the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes, and the atmosphere perfectly free from cloud or vapour, its effect is alike...
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Outlines of Astronomy

John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1857 - 573 pages
...the moon setting behind the grey perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the mm just risen in the opposite quarter of the horizon,...the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes and the atmosphere perfectly free from cloud or vapour, its effect is alike...
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The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

Charles W. Vincent, James Mason - Science - 1858
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon setting behind the grey perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the sun just...the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes, and the atmosphere perfectly free from cloud or vapour, its effect is alike...
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Outlines of astronomy

sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - Astronomy - 1858 - 714 pages
...the sun just risen in (he opposite quarter of the horizon, when it has scarcely been di; tinguMiable in brightness from the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes and the atmosphere perfectly free from cloud or vapour, its effect is alike...
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OUTLINES OF ASTRONOMY:

SIR JOHN F.W. HERSCHEL BART K.H. - 1861
...compared the moon setting behind the grey perpendicular fagade of the Table Mountain, illuminated*by the sun just risen in the opposite quarter of the...the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes and the atmosphere perfectly free from cloud or vapour, its effect is alike...
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Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College

Astronomy - 1863 - 189 pages
...full sunshine. I have frequently compared the Moon, setting behind the gray, perpendicular façade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the Sun just...in the opposite quarter of the horizon, when it has scarcely been distinguishable in brightness from the rock in contact with it. The Sun and Moon being...
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