All the time that he gazed upward to the zenith
, he was, nevertheless, perfectly aware that little Pearl was hinting her finger towards old Roger Chillingworth, who stood at no great distance from the scaffold.
The cloud-masses on the western horizon received the descending sun, and the circle of the sky turned to rose, while the zenith
glowed with the same warm color.
is not considered as having a zenith
, though from this view of the
When the sun began to hang low, sending great fan-like streamers of radiance up to the zenith
, we foregathered in a tiny, sequestered valley, full of young green fern, lying in the shadow of a wooded hill.
the moment when she will be crossing the zenith, which latter event will further diminish the entire distance by a length equal to the radius of the earth,
But although the moon passes her perigee every month, she does not reach the zenith always
The preceding remarks being admitted, the cannon ought to be pointed to the zenith of the place.
At the moment when the projectile shall be discharged into space, the moon, which travels daily forward 13@ 10' 35'', will be distant from the zenith point by four times that quantity,
It ought to be pointed directly toward the zenith of the place.
It will meet the moon four days after its discharge, precisely at midnight on the 4th of December, at the moment of its transit across the zenith.
The members of the Gun Club ought, therefore, without delay, to commence the works necessary for such an experiment, and to be prepared to set to work at the moment determined upon; for, if they should suffer this 4th of December to go by, they will not find the moon again under the same conditions of perigee and of zenith until eighteen years and eleven days afterward.
Such commendations had been bestowed upon his bravery, that he could not, for the life of him, help postponing the explanation for a few delicious minutes; during which he had flourished, in the very zenith
of a brief reputation for undaunted courage.