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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 08:28 AM
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Posted By zionius
Congratulations, amazing work! So many mysteries...

Congratulations, amazing work! So many mysteries are finally solved.
I have a few tiny questions about the transcription part:

The time format is inconsistent, sometimes converted to American...
Forum: The Books 02-03-2022, 05:22 AM
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Posted By zionius
Amazing discovery! I think the time difference...

Amazing discovery! I think the time difference between the pencil numbers and actual moonrise & set time is 6 hours. Such as May 11 0:07-8:40 > 6:11-2:41, May 12 1:11-9:31 > 7:11-3:37, etc. The...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2022, 11:43 PM
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Posted By zionius
No idea. The only page I know of that diary is...

No idea. The only page I know of that diary is the page shown in Maker item 87.

And today I note he might have used another source for his moon rise and fall time (because the 1941-2 diary only...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2022, 03:03 AM
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Posted By zionius
Tolkien in his novels used the traditional...

Tolkien in his novels used the traditional definition of New Moon (still in use in Islamic & Hebrew calendars), ie. the earliest visible waxing crescent. The calendar uses the astronomic definition...
Forum: The Books 01-11-2022, 01:01 AM
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Posted By zionius
I just noted a somewhat-related trivia: the...

I just noted a somewhat-related trivia: the 1941-2 calendar which JRRT used as the reference for moon phases in his time-schemes, is probably his "Oxford University Pocket Diary, 1941-2" shown in...
Forum: The Books 06-03-2021, 06:33 PM
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Posted By zionius
Thanks, so glad to learn that! I can only...

Thanks, so glad to learn that!

I can only guess it might track to a note quoted in HoMe7 p. 369:my father wrote at the head of the first page of it: Moons are after 1941-2 + 6 days. He changed...
Forum: The Books 06-03-2021, 09:15 AM
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Posted By zionius
Haha, I learned this a bit late, just one day...

Haha, I learned this a bit late, just one day after I took pains trying to transcribe (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mWOgGHVXcawVKrFqIxai4W9bAiXlUrV-YVGU4FKC9vM/edit?usp=sharing) the page...
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