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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

Sir John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1864 - 729 pages
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon setting behind the grey perpendicular fafadc 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 imd moon being...
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Photometrische untersuchungen mit besonderer rücksicht auf die physische ...

Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner - Astronomical photometry - 1865 - 322 pages
...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 from the rock in contact with it. The Sun and Moon being...
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Photometrische Untersuchungen mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die ..., Volume 25

Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner - Astronomical photometry - 1865 - 322 pages
...in full sunshme. I have frequently compared the Moon , setting behind the gray, perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the Sun just risen in the opposite quarter of the liorizon, when it has scarcely been distinguishable in brightness from the rock in contact with it....
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Outlines of Astronomy

John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1869 - 753 pages
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon setting behind ihe grey perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the sun just...horizon, when it has been scarcely distinguishable in ^tightness from the rock in contact with it. The sun and moon being nearly at equal altitudes and the...
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English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are ..., Volume 53

Industrial arts - 1891
...in full sunshine. I have frequently compared the moon eettiug behind the grey perpendicular facade of the Table Mountain, illuminated by the sun just...risen in the opposite quarter of the horizon, when it him been t'arcely distinguishable in brightness from the rock in contact u-ith it." The words which...
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Proceedings, Volume 14

Royal Institution of Great Britain - Science - 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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Out of the Blue: A 24-Hour Skywatcher's Guide

John Naylor - Nature - 2002 - 360 pages
...Earth that has the same brightness as the Moon. the Moon setting behind the grey 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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