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ECLIPSES FOR 1877.
II. A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, March 14, invisible in the United States; visible in North-western Asia.
III. A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, August 8, invisible in the United States, visible in Northern Asia,
IV. A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON, August 23, partly visible in the United States. At Boston, the Moon rises totally eclipsed. Total eclipse ends, 7h. 15m.; eclipse ends, sh. 16m.
V. A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, Sept. 6, invisible in the United States; visible in the southern part of South America.
CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES FOR 1877.
6590 Solar Cycle,
MOVABLE FEASTS AND FASTS FOR 1877. Septuagesima Sunday, Jan. 28 Good Friday, March 30 | Whit Sunday,
May 20 Shrove Sunday, Feb. 11 Easter Sunday, April 1 Trinity Sunday, 27 Ash Wednesday, 14 Low Sunday,
8 Corpus Christi,' 31 First Sunday in Lent," 18 Rogation Sunday, May 6 Advent Sunday, Dec. 2 Palm Sunday, March 25 Holy Thursday, 10
d. h. Venus ? rises 5 5 23 A. M. rises
5 3 58 A. M.
9 sets 4 7 37 P. M. Mars grises 12 3 33 A. M. rises 12 1 3 A. M.
o sets 12
4 49 A.M. Jupi'r 4 ris. 19 5 4 A, M. 3 rises 18 9 54 P. M.
sets 18 10 14
P. M. Satur.h sets 25 7 35 P.M. h rises 26 1 30 A. M. h sets 26 4 22 A. M. FEBRUARY
sets 7 1 P. M. rises 12 3 12 A. M. rises 11 11 52
o sets 12 2 40 A. M. 3 rises 19 3 27 A, M. 2 rises 18 7 37 P. M. 24 sets 18 8 31 P. M. 25 5 52 P. M. h rises 25 11 31 P. M. h sets 26
2 15 A. M. MARCH
d. h. 7 rises 5 6 2 A. M.
sets 4 8 37 P. M.
sets 4 7 2 P. M. o rises 12 2 45 A. M. rises 11 10 30 P. M.
dsets 12 1 23 A.M. 2 rises 19 1 53 A. M. 4 sets 19 2 19 A. M. 2 sets 18
6 54 P. M. h rises 26 5 16 A. M. h rises 25 9 32 P. M. h sets 26 0 11
d. h. 9 rises 5 5 29 A, M.
sets 4 7 45
P. M. rises 12 2 0 A. M.
41 A, M. 4 rises 18 11
57 P. M. 2 sets 19 0 11 A.M. sets 18 5 26 P. M. h rises 26 3 26 A. M, h rises 25 7 27 P. M. h sets 25 10 20 P. M.
Mercury will be in the most favorable position to be seen in the evening after sunset, about January 10, May 3, August 30, and December 24; and to be seen in the morning before sunrise, about February 20, June 20, and October 11.
Venus will be Morning Star till May 6, then Evening Star the rest of the year. Mars will be Morning Star till Sépt. 5, then Evening Star the rest of the year. Jupiter will be Morning Star till June 19, then Evening Star the rest of the year.
Saturn will be Evening Star till Feb. 28, Morning Star till Sept. 9, then Evening Star the rest of the year.
NAMES AND CHARACTERS OF THE PLANETS.
Pallas, 8 Mercury. 2 Jupiter.
Ceres. NAMES AND CHARACTERS OF THE ASPECTS. ó Conjunction, or in the same degree. Opposition, or 180 degrees. Sextile, 60 degrees.
Dragon's Head, or Ascending Node. Ò Quartile, 90 degrees.
Dragon's Tail, or Descending Node. A Trine, 120 degrees.
NAMES AND CHARACTERS OF THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC. 1. p Aries, head.
5. N Leo, heart.
9. f Sagittarius, thighs. 2. 8 Taurus, neck.
6. TR Virgo, belly.
10. V Capricornus, knees, 3. Ú Gemini, arms, 7. = Libra, reins.
Aquarius, legs. 4. Cancer, breast. 8. in Scorpio, secrets. 12. # Pisces, feet.