Usage examples for libration

  1. First comes a research into the libration of the moon. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. One- seventh of it is seen in those movements of libration Barbicane spoke of. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Discovered the moon's libration. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  6. Libration of the Earth's satellite - p. – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. One more astronomical discovery also he was to make- that of the moon's libration. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge