We had last evening a Class meeting; a petition drawn up by Little, as additional to that already presented, was read to the Class, and approved by them: the Committee, were ordered to carry it down to the President. I was employ’d the greatest part of this day in projecting my Eclipse for exhibition. The elements are as follows.
|for a solar Eclipse. May 15th. 1836.||D.||H.||M.||S.|
|1.||True time of New Moon at Cambridge, in May 1836.||15:||9:||29:||13|
|2.||Semidiameter of the Earth’s Disc||0:||55:||0|
|3.||Sun’s Distance from the nearest solstice||35:||17:||42|
|4.||Sun’s Declination, North||18:||58:||0|
|5.||Moon’s latitude, north ascending||0:||26:||26|
|6.||Moon’s horary motion from the Sun||0:||28:||14|
|7.||Angle of the Moon’s visible path with the ecliptic||5:||35:||0|
|10.||Semidiameter of the Penumbra||0:||30:||55.|
Charles watch’d at Mr. Dana’s this night.
Peter Eaton1 of Haverhill was 22 the 15th. of this month. I have not the pleasure of an intimate acquaintance with him; but all those who have, speak well of him. As a speaker he is distinguished, and as a scholar respectable; his public exercices have been in general equal if not superior to any in the Class since I belonged to it: but he is very modest and diffident, so that he has not brought himself so much into notice, as several others in the Class, who without his abilities have a much greater share of confidence.