Fifteen days must pass before the day of the new moon
, and during this time Umslopogaas thought much and said little.
As soon as the next moon
was full the hunter's wife went to the mill-pond, played on a golden flute, and when she had finished placed it on the bank.
The nights are either brilliantly illumined or very dark, for if neither of the two moons
of Mars happen to be in the sky almost total darkness results, since the lack of atmosphere, or, rather, the very thin atmosphere, fails to diffuse the starlight to any great extent; on the other hand, if both of the moons
are in the heavens at night the surface of the ground is brightly illuminated.
I have told you," answered the man of science, "that they are the Moon
, Mars and the Sun.
The pearly lustre of the moon
went out: The mossy banks and the meandering paths, The happy flowers and the repining trees, Were seen no more: the very roses' odors Died in the arms of the adoring airs.
The sorcerer, in his turn, replied that the sultan, the "mwani," who had been sick for many years, implored the aid of heaven, and he invited the son of the moon
to visit him.
We see the sinking moon
," answered the spokesman of the party.
In 1649 a Frenchman, one Jean Baudoin, published a `Journey performed from the Earth to the Moon
by Domingo Gonzalez,' a Spanish adventurer.
it ought to reach the moon
four days after its departure, that is on the 5th of December, at midnight precisely, at the moment of her attaining her perigee, that is her nearest distance from the earth, which is exactly 86,410 leagues (French), or 238,833 miles mean distance (English).
Probably a translation of the celebrated Moon
hoax, written by Richard A.
The jungle which is presided over by Kudu, the sun, is a very different jungle from that of Goro, the moon
At length Jones made a full stop, and turning about, cries, "Who knows, Partridge, but the loveliest creature in the universe may have her eyes now fixed on that very moon
which I behold at this instant?