Usage examples for libration

  1. One- seventh of it is seen in those movements of libration Barbicane spoke of. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  2. He also executed a chart of the Moon's surface, wrote a description of the lunar spots, and discovered the Libration of the Moon in Longitude. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  3. Libration of the Earth's satellite - p. – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  4. Discovered the moon's libration. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  5. Or suppose the orbit were so nearly circular that there were no perceptible libration at all; one side would burn eternally, and the other side would freeze, since there would be no seasonal winds blowing first east, then west, bringing the warmth of the Blue Sun from the other side. – The Asses of Balaam by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. Thus, then, the moon always presents the same face to the earth; still, to be quite exact, it should be added that in consequence of certain fluctuations from north to south and from west to east, called libration, she shows rather more than the half of her disc, about 0. 57. When the ignoramuses knew as much as the director of the Cambridge Observatory about the moon's movement of rotation they began to make themselves uneasy about her movement of revolution round the earth, and twenty scientific reviews quickly gave them the information they wanted. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  7. At no time did Browning write verse which soars with a more steadfast and impassioned libration of wing. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  8. And in her walk there is also a serpentine elegance, a sinuous charm: the shoulders do not swing; the cambered torso seems immobile;- but alternately from waist to heel, and from heel to waist, with each long full stride, an indescribable undulation seems to pass; while the folds of her loose robe oscillate to right and left behind her, in perfect libration, with the free swaying of the hips. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  9. This turning is called a libration, and it should be borne in mind that the moon librates not only in the direction above measured, north and south, but also at right angles to this, east and west, so that we are able to see a little farther around every part of the moon's edge than would be possible if it turned toward us at all times exactly the same face. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  10. Inequalities, occasioned by sight variations in the revolution, give rise to fluctuations of from 6 degrees to 8 degrees, or to an apparent libration in longitude as well as in latitude. – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  11. One more astronomical discovery also he was to make- that of the moon's libration. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  12. First comes a research into the libration of the moon. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  13. And lunar- like in their libration are some of his melodies- glimpses, mysterious and vast, as of a strange world. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker