Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666

Giving some Accompt of the present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious in many considerable parts of the World

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1666
Language: English
Wordcount: 150,827 / 491 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.5
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tice, that the Tayl of the Comet was to turn Westward, with a point to the North, until the 29. of December, at which time it was to be opposite to the Sun, and that then the said Tayl was to look directly North; but that, after that time, the Tayl was to turn Eastward, and continue to do so, until it disappear; and that it shall draw a little towards the North, until the 8. or 10. of February, at which time the Tayl is to be parallel to the Æquator, as if the Comet be yet seen for some time after, the Tayl shall go a little lower towards the South, but grow smaller.

He finds by his Hypothesis, that on the 2. of December, which is the first observation, that he hath heard of, this Star was to be about 7. times more remote from the Earth, than when it was in its Perigeum; and that it will be again in a

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