Plate XLIII.—Astronomy.—Fig. 3.details

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Image title: Plate XLIII.—Astronomy.—Fig. 3.
Source: Anonymous: “Enclyclopædia Britannica” (1771)
Keywords: astronomy, astrology, sun, moon, diagrams, equinoxes, greyscale
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This diagram shows how (and why) the moon appears to grow and shrink at different times of the month.

I also made a full Sun with pointy rays based on the one on this diagram.

The full plate

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Artist: Andrew Bell (1726-1809)
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