Lunar observation


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an observation of a lunar distance by means of a sextant or circle, with the altitudes of the bodies, and the time, for the purpose of computing the longitude.

See also: Lunar

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The doctor took his bearings, by means of lunar observations, and consulted the excellent map that he had with him for his guidance.
One disadvantage of lunar observation compared to solar observation is its nonpoint spatial reflection of X-rays.
The tower is topped by a 130ft clock, visible from 17km away, that announces daily prayer times, as well as a lunar observation centre and an Islamic Museum.
The tower is topped by a 130ft clock - visible from 17km away - that announces daily prayer times, as well as a lunar observation centre and an Islamic Museum.
Ebrahim said the group started its lunar observation after sunset Monday "in collaboration with provincial offices of the Dharul Ifta ...
This is not the place for a full history of lunar observation, and in any case that task has been carried out by Bill Sheehan & Thomas Dobbins in their fine book Epic Moon (2001).
It is part of Abraj Al Bait complex that shelters the lunar observation centre, Makkah Islamic Heritage Museum and a wide range of lifestyle facilities.
When fully completed later this year, the 76-storey property will also include several floors of retail as well as the 858 guest rooms and suites, apartments and numerous other facilities including 76 elevators to transport the faithful to prayer, a lunar observation centre and an Islamic museum for the preservation of Muslim culture.
Sources said that the world's largest clock -- six times larger than London's Big Ben -- the project includes a Lunar Observation Center and an Islamic Museum.
Yet the terminology probably attests to traditional Mesopotamian modes of lunar observation. The possibility that Jewish Babylonian sages of late antiquity practiced typical Babylonian astronomy was discussed by Stern, who came to the conclusion that it is "not implausible." (20) The present case supports this possibility.
A Lunar Observation Center and an Islamic Museum will add to the one-of-a-kind property.
The Makkah clock will announce daily prayers to the Muslim world, and the Lunar Observation Centre and Islamic Museum will serve to protect heritage for future generations.