Youths Book of Astronomy John Lee Comstock

ISBN: 9781230281186

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

40 pages


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Youths Book of Astronomy  by  John Lee Comstock

Youths Book of Astronomy by John Lee Comstock
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781230281186 | 9.59 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... on the top of a houseMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... on the top of a house close by, 18,139 inches. Lower guage, on the ground, 22,608 inches.

This is certainly a much greater difference than could have been expected, and goes to prove that the vapor which the air contains, continues to be condensed, or concentrated into rain, near the surface of the earth, as well as in the higher region. The quantity of rain which falls in hot climates, as we have already seen, is much greater than that of temperate, or northern ones. But it is found that the number of rainy days increase in some proportion to the latitude. Within the tropics, the rain at certain seasons, pours down in a perpetual torrent, the quantity falling in a day or two, being equal to that which falls in as many of the most rainy months, in temperate climates.

meteors. In all ages of the world, balls of fire have suddenly made their appearance in the atmosphere, and as suddenly vanished. These are called meteors. In genera, they pass with amazing velocity through the air, sometimes giving a light nearly equal to that of the sun, and occasionally making a whizzing noise, and at the instant when the light vanishes, giving a report like that of a cannon, or several reports, like those of musketry.

In some instances, these phenomena are seen over a wide extent of country, and in others they appear to fall only from a small height, and are noticed only by a single person. In the year 1783, a meteor passed over a considerable portion of Europe. It appears to have commenced over the Northern ocean, and passed near Edinburgh, and traversing the whole extent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, crossed the straits of Dover, and was seen at Brussels, and Paris, and Rome.

It appeared only for the space of half a minute, and during that...



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