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COPYRIAHT, 1879, BY THE AMERICAN NEWS COMPANI.
THIRD ANNUAL PUBLICATION.
THE AMERICAN ALMANAC AND TRKASTRY OF Facts
Is published in two editions :
cloth. Price, $1.50.
FIXED AND MOVABLE FESTIVALS.
May 2 Septuagesima Sunday,
Jan. 25 Holy Thursday (Ascension-day), May 6 Sexagesima Sunday,
Feb. 1 Whit Sunday (Pentecost), May 16 Quinquagesima (Shrove) Sunday, Feb.8 Trinity Sunday,
May 23 Ash Wednesday, Feb. 11 Corpus Christi,
May 27 First Sunday in Lent,
Feb. 15 Decoration Day (Soldiers' Graves), Quadragesima Sunday, Feb. 15
May 30 Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22 Independence Day,
July 4 St. Patrick's Day, March 17 Michaelmas Day,
Sept. 29 Mid-Lent Sunday, March 7 Halloween,
Oct. 31 Palm Sunday,
March 21 All Saints Day (Hallowmas), Nov. 1 Good Friday, March 26 Thanksgiving Day,
Nov. 25 Easter Sunday,
March 28 First Sunday in Advent, Nov. 28 Low Sunday,
Dec. 25 CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES, ETC. Dominical Letters, D C Roman Indiction,
8 Solar Cycle, 13 Julian Period,
6593 Lunar Cycle, or Golden Number, 19 Jewish Era,
5640441 Epact, 18 Mohammedan Era,
1297-98 The Solar Cycle embraces a period of 28 years. The Roman Indiction is a cycle of 15 years. The Lunar Cycle is 235 synodical revolutions of the moon = The Epact denotes the age of the moon on the first day of January.
ECLIPSES FOR 1880. In the year 1880 there will be six eclipses, four of the sun, and two of the moon:
1. A total eclipse of the sun, January 11. Invisible at Washington and in the United States east of the Mississippi. Visible to the western quarter of North America, and total in parts of California, Nevada, and Utah. At Denver and Santa Fé begins at 4h. 1m. P.M.
2. A total eclipse of the moon, on the morning of June 22. Visible to western edge of North America.
3. An annuiar eclipse of the sun, July 7. Invisible in the United States. 4. Partial eclipse of the sun, December 1. Invisible in the United States.
5. A total eclipse of the moon, on the morning of December 16. Invisible in the eastern parts of the United States. In the region west of the Mississippi the moon will set in shadow about sunrise.
6. A partial eclipse of the sun, December 31. Partly visible at Washington and to the eastern portion of North America as far west as Illinois and Mississippi. Eclipse begins on the earth December 31, 6h. 53m. A.M., Washington mean time, in longitude 5° 22' east from Washington, and in latitude 35° 30' north. The sun will rise partially eclipsed, and the eclipse will end at the following places at the hours given, about five digits on the northern part of the sun being eclipsed: Boston, 9h. 9m. A.M.; New York, Sh. 50m.; Philadelphia, 8h. 41m.; Washington, 8h. 29m.; Charleston, 7h. 58m. Magnitude of greatest eclipse 0.715 (sun's diameter=1).
On March 17th, an occultation of Mars by the moon will occur, visible in the Eastern and Middle States, the immersion beginning at Washington at 6.22 P.M. and the emersion following at 7.38 P.M.
to Juné 1; Aug. 5 to Sept. 17; Nov.
to Dec. 31.
to Aug. 5; Sept. 17 to Nov. 23.