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The transit of Venus 1874. With special reference to the importance of determining the true distance of the sun in connection with meteorology.
journal contributionposted on 2023-11-22, 07:35 authored by Francis Abbott
The title of the present paper may appear at first sight somewhat paradoxical. It may be asked what has the transit of Venus to do with Meteorology? The answer is—the transit of Venus is the best means of procuring the sun's true distance from the earth, and the sun has everything to do with Meteorology. The relation of these subjects to each other appears an interesting question for discussion.