How to use Sky in a sentence
The moon is full, the sky full of stars.
The sky was dark, the stars plentiful and bright.
Jule lifted his head to the night sky and closed his eyes.
As soon as the sun appeared in a clear strip of sky beneath the clouds, the wind fell, as if it dared not spoil the beauty of the summer morning after the storm; drops still continued to fall, but vertically now, and all was still.
The distant sky showed signs of growing lighter.Advertisement
The sky was dark and peaceful.
Some things never changed, like the blue sky, the sun orb, the grass and oceans.
It was nighttime on this side of the world, and the sky was clear.
The flutter of a black trench coat blended with the dark sky as Gabriel twisted them in midair, so he'd hit back first, with her protected in his arms.
The next eruption, and the one after it, gave insufficient light to help, but then a multiple display hung in the sky like a full moon, giving time for his eyes to search left and right.Advertisement
Shouldn't you be floating in the sky somewhere? she asked skeptically.
A rope fell out of the sky, striking Dean on the shoulder.
At the entrance to the Arbat Square an immense expanse of dark starry sky presented itself to his eyes.
The sky began to dim, and she played with the magic, adrenaline speeding the power's flow through her.
Verdant forests stretched to the steely sky, a swath of green, brown, and grey.Advertisement
How was it I did not see that lofty sky before?
Dusty glanced up at the sky, where the clouds had gone from black to slate.
One source of energy was darker than a stormy sky while another was as bright as the sun.
She rubbed her head and glared at him, watching as he followed his father in the direction where both sky and sea darkened into blackness.
He never expected to see the blue sky again or the trees around the fortress, let alone sip sweet tea and nibble on berry scones.Advertisement
How beautiful the sky looked; how blue, how calm, and how deep!
The air was crisp and fresh, the night sky clear.
She saw his large frame against the night sky outside the small cave, human one moment, then decidedly not the next.
It is a vitreous greenish blue, as I remember it, like those patches of the winter sky seen through cloud vistas in the west before sundown.
She walked slowly, taking in everything from the patches of blue sky visible through the trees to the spring flowers sprinkling the forest floor.Advertisement
In the morning she rolled out of her bed before the sun could stain the sky.
It was bedtime on her side of the world, but dawn was breaking the sky outside her windows.
It was near dusk, with the sky growing dark in the distance.
They have green grass, oceans, and blue sky just like us.
Her words fell as hard as he had from the sky.Advertisement
From the day when Pierre, after leaving the Rostovs' with Natasha's grateful look fresh in his mind, had gazed at the comet that seemed to be fixed in the sky and felt that something new was appearing on his own horizon--from that day the problem of the vanity and uselessness of all earthly things, that had incessantly tormented him, no longer presented itself.
Sometimes it looked as if the clouds were passing, and a clear black sky appeared.
The still air became more charged the closer they got to the center of the storm, the sky darker.
The demons had been able to enter her realm when the sky broke apart.
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The sky appears as a shining lake; mountains or palms may be similarly reflected, but it is to be noted that the images are inverted (see fig.).
It has already been shown that such creatures, thunder-birds, snakes, dragons, and what not, people the sky in the imagination of Zulus, Red Men, Chinese, Peruvians, and all the races who believe that beasts hunt the sun and moon and cause eclipses.'
But in Homer he has long ceased to be merely the sky conceived of as a person; he is the 1 Sacred Books of the East, xii.
But during the first nineteen months of my life I had caught glimpses of broad, green fields, a luminous sky, trees and flowers which the darkness that followed could not wholly blot out.
I knew the sky was black, because all the heat, which meant light to me, had died out of the atmosphere.Advertisement
I may be either the driftwood in the stream, or Indra in the sky looking down on it.
Pierre glanced up at the sky and the twinkling stars in its faraway depths.
Lisa pulled a curtain back to examine the sky.
She rubbed her legs and stared up at the sky.
Quinn slapped me on the back as he looked up at the darkening sky.Advertisement
She'd said not a word for the two hour ride to my castle in the sky.
The soulless, ancient intelligence there was as fathomless as the night sky.
Rhyn dropped back to stare at the sky.
She sat on the river bank across from a series of wide, large steps leading up a hill to the park where the Arch stood, framed against a black sky.
Her gaze went to the sky, where the demon bird had appeared in her dream.Advertisement
Beating his wings so hard they hurt, he rose into the sky and soared around the small island, finally spotting three lone figures in small valley not too far from the Sanctuary.
Katie stood on her tiptoes and looked up, taking one last look at the blue sky before she held her breath and ducked beneath the water.
Sparring lasted until the sky was clear of night's blue, at which point he took the sword from her.
She lowered her sword long before the sky lightened.
Nishani followed him from the bustling, warm banquet room to the cool courtyard in front of the house beneath a full sky of suns.
She heard no signs of war but saw the distant night sky light up with orange and red flashes.
Zeus is the sky, but not our sky; he had originally a personal character, and that a savage or barbarous character.
In spring cold, wetting mists occasionally envelop the land for entire days, while in summer the sky is often perfectly clear for weeks together, At all seasons of the year sudden changes of temperature, to the extent of from 30 to 500 F., are not infrequent.
Thus if on a certain occasion the rise of the new moon in a cloudy sky was followed by victory over an enemy or by abundant rain, the sign in question was thus proved to be a favourable one and its recurrence would be regarded as a good omen, though the prognostication would not necessarily be limited to the one or the other of those occurrences, but might be extended to apply to other circumstances.
But the few observations made show that, after ordinary twilight has ended in the evening, the northern base of the zodiacal light extends more and more toward the north as the hours pass until, towards midnight, it merges into the light of the sky described by the two observers mentioned.
Since the tenuous edge of the lens extends beyond the earth's orbit it follows that there must be some zodiacal light, whether it can be seen or not, passing entirely across the sky, along or near the ecliptic. Observations of this zodiacal band are therefore of great interest.
Barnard reports it as sometimes best seen when the sky is slightly milky, while during the observations already mentioned from the Rothorn the Gegenschein was scarcely, if at all, visible, though the conditions were exceptionally favourable.
It is noteworthy that he could see the zodiacal band across the entire sky during the whole of every very clear moonless night in tropical regions.
Upsala, however, is a place where the auroral spectrum can often be observed in the sky, even when no aurora is visible, and it has generally been believed that what Angstrom really saw was an auroral and not a zodiacal spectrum.
The central court is open to the sky, and generally has in its centre a well with a fountain-basin beside it.
The same observation can be made with the cone of rays of a reflector, and in the same way the fine rain-drops upon a dark background and the fixed stars in the sky become visible.
He could only be invoked under the open sky, as partaking of the nature of a god of light and day; hence a round opening was made in the roof of his temple through which prayers might ascend to heaven.
In the divine genealogies she is daughter of Keb and Nut (earth and sky).
The Sumerians and Accadians, the non-Semitic inhabitants of the Euphrates valley prior to the Babylonians, described the stars collectively as a " heavenly flock "; the sun was the " old sheep "; the seven planets were the " old-sheep stars "; the whole of the stars had certain " shepherds, " and Sibzianna (which, according to Sayce and Bosanquet, is the modern Arcturus, the brightest star in the northern sky) was the " star of the shepherds of the heavenly herds."
In the rains, when the sky is clear, the magnificent panorama of hills encircling the lake on the west and north-west is revealed.
The sunset drew her gaze to the wall of light, and she watched the sky darken over the beautiful Miami waters.
Yully sent lightning into the sky every time she touched Darian and yet was brimming with more magic than he thought possible for her to contain.
Even though she stood in Death.s realm with a slim chance of ever seeing the blue sky again, her life had never seemed so clear to her.
The moons appeared through the branches in the jungle, almost alone in the dark sky except for a wisp of clouds floating beneath them. She watched the clouds pass. More came, quickly blocking the moons and stealing most of the light from the jungle. Katie sat up and blinked until her eyes adjusted to the new level of darkness. The sky took on an eerie silver glow, like it did in Maryland the night before a hard snow.
A portal had opened overhead, back towards what Gabe had called the Lake of Souls. Demons fell from the sky, some changing into their winged forms while others simply fell. It was too far for them to survive if they fell, and he estimated half of them were likely dead on impact.
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Thus an INNER radius of 1 means that the sky annulus starts where the object aperture ends.
The sky also was lit by a diffuse background Aurora.
Darling Harbor was quite breathtaking at night with the sky lit up all around.
Through a diamond, all medals are counterfeit, Beneath the blindingly bright sky, the earth is invisible.
If the exposure times, atmospheric transparency or sky brightness have varied, then data must be ` normalized ' before combination.
Equinox The two points at which the Sun crosses the celestial equator in its yearly path in the sky.
The weather here is glorious - another floor to ceiling blue sky, with some thin cirrus to color it in.
The sky partially cleared during the morning revealing jet stream cirrus and there were some good sunny spells that lasted into early afternoon.
A precipitous green cliff faces the sea; in the background rises Fuji above dark foothills against a glowing sunset sky.
The huge schools of the jellyfish follow the sun around the lake, moving like cumulus clouds across a sky.
The weather improved through the week and by mid-day on Thursday the sun was shining from an almost cloudless sky.
It was 0200 and they awoke to a shining moon in an otherwise cloudless and windless sky.
They told of the planes high up in the sky dropping cluster bombs, tearing people to bits.
When the sky was pure cobalt and the temperature slowly began to rise, the silence was finally broken.
Bare boughs from the trees weave a cobweb of branches against the pale wintry sky.
As they rose to eat harried breakfasts and tackle the morning commute, U.S. Air Marshals circled the sky in a noisy helicopter.
One possibility is to assume isotropic sky conditions at all times and so simplify computation since diffuse radiation is then independent of direction.
Sky 1st June 2006 North Korea An international consortium set up to build nuclear power plants for North Korea has abandoned the project.
He looked out the window momentarily and saw a 737 leaving a contrail at 33,000 feet in the serene blue sky.
Unlike normal contrails behind commercial jets which dissipate quickly, these lingered for hours, came together and obscured the sky.
You have not played this game until you tilt your head upwards just in time to see a police copter in the sky.
No optical counterpart can be seen on the 2nd generation red Digital Sky Survey.
Everyone was so courteous and the sky was the limit.
The sky on the horizon should be flushed crimson, gradually shaded off, changing to blue at the top.
The sky seemed to grow darker, the red becoming crimson, the gold turning to copper.
It was really nice and warm in the sunlight with a blue sky crisscrossed by contrails from the jets going to Manchester airport.
In gratitude we ought to take the cudgels and wave his guitar like a flag after some private conquest, screaming at the sky.
Later in the afternoon into the evening the sky cleared over most of the island leaving towering cumulus over the mainland mountains.
But, with nothing save the odd patch of fluffy white cumulus in the sky, I wasn't worried about the weather turning.
Floodlights produce a wide flood of light and are mostly used for lighting cycloramas, sky cloths and other large expanses of set.
I've been known to use a decorator 's brush for a large expanse of sky.
Sky was supposedly broadcasting the darts in hi def last night.
The Carrow Road return of the East Anglian Derby has been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports.
They may be preceded by a determiner, e.g. my nephew, the sky.
Loyalty has no Rewards So, I've had Sky digital since late 1999 - full package.
First of all, the greater the magnitude a star has the dimmer it appears in the sky!
Sky is paying a final dividend of 3.25p per share, taking its full-year dividend to 6p.
With magnitudes 3.1 and 5.1 they are regarded as the most beautiful double star that can be seen in the sky.
The war cry of Zulu filled the sky and the tread of Zulu shook the earth.
Wednesday The balmy summer weather continued with a clear blue sky and a force 1-3 east south easterly.
The ecliptic latitude of an object in the sky is its angular distance north or south of the ecliptic latitude of an object in the sky is its angular distance north or south of the ecliptic.
Mercury in the morning sky early October Mercury reaches greatest western elongation on September 27th.
This Followed daily telephone calls to Sky who could only e-mail the technicians without any success.
Last song sang of a ' slowly fading sky growing emerald ' .
Almost clear sky at first but broken cloud encroached during the morning.
Despite everything, he was enjoying the exhilaration of racing through the sky on the back of a giant bird.
Alternatively use an Nd grad filter to bring the sky's EV closer to that of the foreground.
The flying hawk goes up to the sky, The fish jump to the depths.
We climbed the roughly hewn stone steps that led to the elevated platform of the temple under the feeble light from an overcast sky.
As a result with the sky clearing near dusk there was heavy hoarfrost.
The cloud covered sky created enough turbulence to give the plain a shaky feeling.
Above him was a clear blue sky, and the sun's vast orb quivered like a huge hollow, crimson float on the surface of that milky sea of mist.
Above the heights was the dark clear sky, and to the right the vast orb of the sun.
Above him there was now nothing but the sky--the lofty sky, not clear yet still immeasurably lofty, with gray clouds gliding slowly across it.
Daniel himself felt this, and as usual stood just inside the door, trying to speak softly and not move, for fear of breaking something in the master's apartment, and he hastened to say all that was necessary so as to get from under that ceiling, out into the open under the sky once more.
There were stars in the sky and the new moon shone out amid the smoke that screened it.
He had felt it for the first time when the shell spun like a top before him, and he looked at the fallow field, the bushes, and the sky, and knew that he was face to face with death.
High up in the light sky hung the full moon.
She managed a nod at the eyes that had grown darker than the sky.
Lightning exploded in the sky.
Her ears still rung from the explosions lighting up the sky.
He looked at his watch, satisfied to see it was past dawn despite the storm-blackened sky.
The room consisted of a massive bed with black bedding and white pillows, a wardrobe and trunks, and yawning windows to the sky that light never touched.
Far across the sea, he saw the black walls of Hell stretching from water to sky.
Mercifully, he said nothing, only stood close to her and stared into the same sky.
She rubbed her scarred arm and glanced up at the sky, which had begun to lighten.
Snow fell from the sky to be either burned by the pyre or to cover the red mess that was the rest of the park.
It was midmorning on this side of the world, and Rhyn squinted up at the sky.
Beyond a nearby mountain range, lights and explosions lit up both the sky and the air between earth and sky.
She watched the flares of color against the night sky with tired fascination.
The battle still raged in the distance, the colors duller against the morning sky.
She returned to the row house just as the sun began to burn off the mist and the blue sky appeared in the distance.
It was dark, the dual moons high in the sky.
The hum of a spacecraft made her pulse leap again, and her eyes found the small craft descending from the sky to a landing point a hundred meters away.
Any activity ten thousand feet in the sky quickly separated the properly trained from the panting wannabes.
Laser fire chased them across the sky, and he gripped the edge of the open bay tightly, not wanting another fall from the sky.
He looked away, at the blue sky visible through the window.
Gabriel's gaze swept around the room again, and he looked out at the blue sky. He'd never again visit this room or see the mortal world. This much he knew the moment he chose to help Rhyn and Katie over his promise to Death.
The dream sky wasn't even real, and he missed it already.
It was still dark, and the moons of the underworld hadn't moved far across the sky. He sat, uneasy with the dream exchange with Death. A small fire burned between him and Katie, whose pale features and shadowed eyes were showing the effects of both her pregnancy and the toll the underworld took on mortals.
Rhyn lay still and folded his hands beneath his head, staring at the sky.
The dream seemed so short, but the sky had begun to lighten on the horizon. The dream faded as he sat up. Toby stood nearby, his young face solemn.
The two trees whose girth had been small enough for her wrap her arms around had expanded in width and height, reaching towards the gray sky of the underworld. Katie craned her neck, unable to see the tops of the trees. Their trunks had grown outward from the trail until they were as wide as a football field. Their massive roots ruptured the ground that had been the trail, creating a ravine she could see even from their safe distance.
Toby clutched it and twisted in the branch's grip, until he could see the dark storm clouds moving slowly across the sky.
He'd left her there. She cursed herself for insisting on resting and paused, looking up at the cloudy sky visible through the overhead canopy.
He looked up instinctively, sensing something different about this thunder. It didn't sound like the rumbling thunder he'd heard in the mortal world. It sounded like an explosion in the sky. The jungle canopy blocked his view, so he leapt up to catch the branch of the nearest tree. He scaled the tree quickly, stopping only when he broke through the layers of leaves. More tiny explosions came, and he twisted to see what they were.
Thunder cracked overhead, and Toby looked up. Ully ran into him as the angel stopped, and they both stared at the sky. He thought he saw something in the sky, but the trees blocked it.
Even the thunder of the underworld sounded weird. Katie glanced towards the sky, silently cursing the rain. She made her way over a fallen log and waited for Deidre before continuing.
Mama, there are demons everywhere. They opened a portal in the sky and are just flying and flying, hundreds of them!
Kris and Kiki both looked towards the sky when the thunder began. They'd both given their jackets to Hannah, whose step was growing slower the farther they went into the jungle. Kiki muttered but didn't openly bitch, probably knowing Kris had no patience for anyone insulting his mate.
Rhyn's jaw clenched, and he looked up at the sky. He stood and hauled Kris to his feet, indicating the forest.
Katie rolled onto her stomach, almost too tired to get up. The sky and jungle were growing dark. Through the bramble, she saw the marble palace. Death's palace. Katie's heart beat harder as she looked at her destination, not at all certain this was where she should've gone but not knowing where else to go.
He had awakened a few moments before the usual time, ordinarily a good sign, but after rubbing open his eyes, he discovered it was a white day, hazy and sultry, without a speck of blue in the sky.
The late night storm had blown Wednesday's hazy whiteness east to New Jersey and the Atlantic beyond, leaving in its place a high pressure system, a sky painted deep blue and patched with just enough puffy clouds for contrast.
The weather remained ominous with dark clouds rolling in, pushed by an ever-increasing wind that churned the sky in threatening waves.
As soon as the plane left the runways they were enveloped in clouds, and neither ground nor sky visible during the entire one-hour flight to Baltimore.
What was supposed to be sunshine, mild temperature and puffy white clouds turned out to be intermittent showers and a sky as gray as Dean's sweat socks.
He thought she would cry but instead she lay back on the grass, arms beneath her head, and after a time, began naming the shapes of the clouds passing across the sky.
The flight out on Friday night had been a comfortable few hours spent at thirty-odd thousand feet, sandwiched between a cloud-covered countryside and a starlit sky.
The sky fascinated Dean.
Mr. Winston says you know the whole business— how the dough fell out of the sky.
They sat that way for a long time, silently watching the evening shadows grow long and then consume the sky.
It rose from the beach to the sky and harbored the source of the immortals' power in the immortal world.
Unable to move, barely able to breathe, she watched the sun climb into the sky.
Talia's head was split open, her lifeless eyes staring at the sky.
The desert around him was quiet and the sky overhead clear.
The stars didn't shine quite so bright in the immortal world, and the sky didn't seem as endless.
Her gaze went to the sky, and she assessed the sight she'd never seen before.
A glance at the sky revealed darker clouds in the west.
By noon, the dark clouds made the sky as dark as early evening.
Jenn gazed at the obelisk that rose into the sky.
It rose to the sky.
Trees flew overhead and the sparkling clouds drifted down from the sky.
White fire spewed from the ground upward, towards the sky.
Furious at his own weakness, Darian lay back and stared at the sky.
Darian watched the sky turn from dark to dawn, unconcerned with the chilly desert morning.
When a strip of yellow lit the edge of the night sky, Taran returned to his perch in a large window facing the sunrise.
She did not fight but focused on the night sky far above.
He hit hard, rolling in time to see the sky disappear.
The sky was clear and stars bright.
Her gaze went to the sky.
When dawn lit up the sky in front of her, she cried.
Two of us… He trailed off, his gaze turning to the sky peeking through the window.
Taran's gaze went to where the dark ocean met the sky in the distance.
Vara turned away, hands on his hips and face toward the sky.
Taran, she'll die before the last of the light fades from the sky!
Taran watched him and rubbed the back of his neck, squinting at the lightened sky near the sunset.
As dawn broke across the sky, the elder demon who possessed Memon spoke to him.
The sun was casting its last orange rays into the sky when they all loaded onto the wagon and headed into the field.
Immediately lightening blazed a trail through the dark sky.
They leaned against the railing, Gerry facing the crowd and Jessi facing the sky and sea.
Jessi watched him go, texted her cousins then returned her gaze to the dark sky and ocean.
Pensive, she stared at the dark sky.
The silvery moon above was bright, and she admired what she thought might be her last vision of the star-speckled night sky.
Closely associated with the colour is the polarization of the light from the sky.
It should be evident that what we have first to explain is the fact that we receive any light from the sky at all.
Were the atmosphere non-existent or absolutely transparent, the sky would necessarily be black.
According to it, sky blue would be the blue of the first order in Newton's scale.
The general conclusion would appear to be that, while as seen from the earth's surface much of the light from the sky is due to comparatively gross suspended matter, yet an appreciable proportion is attributable to the molecules of air themselves, and that at high elevations where the blue is purer, the latter part may become predominant.
On this and other accounts the coloration of the sky is highly variable.
The proportion of occurrences of negative potential under a clear sky was much above its average in autumn.
Thus a latent image of the " reseau-lines " will be formed on the sensitive plate, and, when the latter has been exposed to the sky in the telescope, we obtain, on development, a negative of the images both of the stars and of the reseau-lines.
Having dwelt in that egg for a year, that lord spontaneously by his own thought split that egg in two; and from the two halves he fashioned the heaven and the earth, and in the middle,the sky,and the eight regions (the points of the compass), and the perpetual place of the waters.
The Hippodrome in Paris somewhat resembles the Roman amphitheatre, being open in the centre to the sky, with seats round on rising levels.
After the explosion he hurried back to Holyrood and feigned surprise at the receipt of the news half an hour later, ascribing the catastrophe to "the strangest accident that ever chancit, to wit, the fouder (lightning) came out of the luft (sky) and had burnt the king's house."
The sky is almost constantly overcast, and rain falls, mostly in a drizzle and in frequent showers, on about 250 days in the year.
In the desert he was worshipped as an atmospheric deity, who manifested himself in thunder and lightning, whose abode was in the sky, whose sanctuary was on the mountain summit of Horeb-Sinai, and whose movable palladium was the ark of the covenant.
Mr English, one of his secretaries, has furnished a picture of him at this period seated in a study lined on two sides with books and darkened by green screens and curtains of blue muslin, which required readjustment with almost every cloud that passed across the sky.
The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent.
In the Mandaean representation the sky is an ocean of water, pure and clear, but of more than adamantine solidity, upon which the stars and planets sail.
Thus, the Eskimo are said to believe in spirits of the sea, earth and sky, the winds, the clouds and everything in nature.
The sky is continuously cloudless from the beginning of May till about the end of October; during the summer months the nights as a rule are dewy, except in the desert.
Tantalus's betrayal of the secrets of the gods refers to the sun unveiling the secrets of heaven; the slaying of Pelops denotes the going-down of the sun, Pelops meaning the "` gray one," an epithet of the gloomy sky in which the last rays of the sun are extinguished.
That is to an eye at F', the planet would seem to move around the sky with a nearly uniform speed.
A fortnight later he wrote to Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, "The sky begins to clear.
The Hebrew name for Orion also means "fool," in reference perhaps to a mythological story of a "foolhardy, heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety" (Driver).
Though but faintly pictured in the Vedic hymns, he is there invoked with Ormazd, or Ahuramazda, the god of the sky, and is clearly a divinity of light, the protector of truth and the enemy of error and falsehood.
It is sufficient to look at wire gauze backed by the sky or by a flame, through a piece of blackened cardboard, pierced by a needle and held close to the eye.
It is also to be noticed that the space between the two bows is considerably darker than the rest of the sky.
The same remarks apply to the fifth bow, which differs from the third and fourth in being situated in the same part of the sky as the primary and secondary bows, being just above the secondary.
The fifth book, which has the most general interest, professes to explain the process by which the earth, the sea, the sky, the sun, moon and stars, were formed, the origin of life, and the gradual advance of man from the most savage to the most civilized condition.
From November to April there are usually constant dryness, a clear sky, and considerable, though by no means oppressive, heat.
From June to September the sky is obscured for weeks together by fog, which is often accompanied by drizzling rain called garua.
During the rainy season, from October to May, the sky is generally clear at dawn, and the magnificent snowy peaks are clearly seen.
They are directed from a point in the sky near the star 7 Andromedae.
According to some he was the god of consuming fire; others saw in him the bright sky, or the heaven; still others recognized in him a storm god, a theory with which the derivation of the name from Heb.
Then the sword bent towards the earth, the sky darkened, thunder pealed, lightning flashed, and the whole world was wasted by famine, bloodshed and pestilence.
But in the mountainous provinces of the interior and in those along the western coast, deep snow covers the ground throughout the whole winter, and the sky is usually wrapped in a veil of clouds.
Through the graceful cryptomerias distant mountains and the still more distant sky could be seen, and between the buildings in the foreground and those in the middle distance atmosphere appeared to be perceptible.
Their great aim seems to be the production of the exquisite Chinese monochromes known as u-kwo-tien-tsing (blue of the sky after rain) and yueh-peh (clair-detune).
Smooth lawns, pure springs and the open sky are necessary for perfecting the bleaching process.
The demons carry on conflicts with each of the six classes of creation, namely, the sky, water, earth, plants, animals represented by the primeval ox, and mankind represented by Gayomard or Kayumarth (the "first man "of the Avesta).
The blue of the sea-water as observed by the Forel scale has of course nothing to do with the blue appearance of any distant water surface due to the reflection of a cloudless sky.
During the monsoon the climate is very damp, and at times even cold and raw, thick clouds and mist enveloping the sky for many days together.
If these suppositions have a basis of reality, the proper motion of Algol should be disturbed by a small, but measurable undulation, corresponding to the projection of its orbit upon the sky; and although certainty on the point cannot be attained for some years to come, Lewis Boss regarded the evidence available in 1895 as tending to confirm Dr Chandler's theory.6 Proceedings Amer.
Two of them, indeed, took direct possession of their respective portions of the sky.
The synodical revolution of the moon laid down the lines of the solar, its sidereal revolution those of the lunar zodiac. The first was a circlet of " full moons "; the second marked the diurnal stages of the lunar progress round the sky, from and back again to any selected star.
This was followed by a long series of popular treatises in rapid succession, amongst the more important of which are Light Science for Leisure Hours and The Sun (1871); The Orbs around Us and Essays on Astronomy (1872); The Expanse of Heaven, The Moon and The Borderland of Science (1873); The Universe and the Coming Transits and Transits of Venus (1874);(1874); Our Place among Infinities (1875); Myths and Marvels of Astronomy (1877); The Universe of Stars (1878); Flowers of the Sky (1879); The Peotry of Astronomy (1880); Easy Star Lessons and Familiar Science Studies (1882); Mysteries of Time and Space and The Great Pyramid (1883); The Universe of Suns (1884); The Seasons (1885); Other Suns than Ours and Half-Hours with the Stars (1887).
The old schools and universities were being quietly interpenetrated by the new spirit of humanism, when the sky was suddenly darkened by the clouds of religious conflict.
Ptolemy catalogued 8 stars, Tycho 7 and Hevelius Of these, the seven brightest (a of the 1st magnitude, 0, y, of the 2nd magnitude, and b of the 3rd magnitude) constitute one of the most characteristic figures in the northern sky; they have received various names - Septentriones, the wagon, plough, dipper and Charles's wain (a corruption of " churl's wain," or peasant's cart).
With Professor Pickering's usual comprehensiveness, the inquiry was so arranged as to cover the whole sky; and with four telescopes - two at Cambridge for the northern hemisphere, and two at Arequipa in Peru for the southern - to which a fine 24-in.
The progress of navigation and the association of divinities of the sky with maritime affairs probably also assisted to bring about the change, although the memory of her earlier function as a goddess of childbirth survived till imperial times.
As such he represents the generative power of the sky, which fructifies the earth with the warmth of the sun and the moisture of rain.
There is no evidence of the existence of a cult of Caelus, the occurrence of the name in dedicatory inscriptions being due to Oriental influences, the worship of the sky being closely connected with that of Mithras.
At sea this circle is well defined, the line being called the sea horizon, which divides the visible surface of the ocean from the sky.
The sky is usually cloudless or only partly cloudy.
He made brilliant experiments elucidating the blue of the sky, and discovered the precipitation of organic vapours by means of light.
The plant's true home is heaven, and soma is drunk by gods as well as men, and it is under its influence that Indra is related to have created the universe and fixed the earth and sky in their place.
This, and the sky searching previously mentioned, means increased internal gearing and a larger upper tube.
The badge of the order was a white Maltese cross decorated in gold, with the gold lilies of France at the angles, in the centre a white dove with wings outstretched, the ribbon was sky blue (cordon bleu).
Other Saxon orders are the military Order of St Henry, for distinguished service in the field, founded in 1736 in one class; since 1829 it has had four classes; the ribbon is sky blue with two yellow stripes, the gold cross bears in the centre the effigy of the emperor Henry II.; the Order of Albert, for civil and military merit, founded in 1850 by Frederick Augustus II.
The scene of the future life may be thought of on earth, in some distant part of it, or above the earth, in the sky, sun, moon or stars, or beneath the earth.
This paper was followed by many others on diverse topics - on rain and dew and the origin of springs, on heat, the colour of the sky, steam, the auxiliary verbs and participles of the English language and the reflection and refraction of light.
Sometimes the arrangement of the cells on both sides of the leaf is similar, as occurs in leaves which have their edges presented to the sky.
His servant, sent repeatedly to search the sky for signs, returned the seventh time reporting a little cloud arising out of the sea "like a man's hand."
The sky was speedily full of clouds and a great rain was falling when Ahab, to escape the storm, set out in his chariot for Jezreel.
He tells how, when he had slowly taken in the doctrine of logical figures and moods, he put it aside and would prove things only in his own way; how he then heard about bodies as consisting of matter and form, as throwing off species of themselves for perception, and as moved by sympathies and antipathies, with much else of a like sort, all beyond his comprehension; and how he therefore turned to his old books again, fed his mind on maps and charts of earth and sky, traced the sun in his path, followed Drake and Cavendish girdling the main, and gazed with delight upon pictured haunts of men and wonders of unknown lands.
Usually the under or concave edge of the arc is the more clearly defined, and adjacent to it the sky often seems darker than elsewhere.
Sometimes a large part of the sky shows a diffuse illumination, which, though brighter in some parts than others, possesses no definite outlines.
These show how the frequency of visible auroras diminished as cloud increased from o (sky quite clear) to 10 (sky wholly overcast).
Except a narrow belt on the north along the Mediterranean shore, Egypt lies in an almost rainless area, where the temperature is high by day and sinks quickly at night in consequence of the rapid radiation under the cloudless sky.
Chief the rng these cosmic deities was the sun-god Re, whose supremacy V ned predestined under the cloudless sky of Egypt.
When the sky was imagined as a cow, whc was a calf born anew every morning.
A small gateway between two massive towers or pylons gave admittance to a spacious forecourt open to the sky, into which the people were allowed to enter at least on feast days.
The steep, ragged walls of the crater show a great variety of colours, intensified by the light from the deep blue sky above.
The most satisfying of Darer's paintings done in Venice are the admirable portrait of a young man at Hampton Court (the same sitter reappears in the "Feast of Rose Garlands"), and two small pieces, one the head of a brown Italian girl modelled and painted with real breadth and simplicity, formerly in the collection of Mr Reginald Cholmondeley and now at Berlin, and the small and very striking little "Christ Crucified" with the figure relieved against the night sky, which is preserved in the Dresden Gallery and has served as model and inspiration to numberless later treatments of the theme.
This group is particularly rich in bright stars, and is full of nebulosity, but there are fewer faint stars than in equal areas of the surrounding sky; the central star is Alcyone (3rd magnitude); PleIone and Atlas are also of the 3rd magnitude.
Those who supposed astronomy to inspire religious awe were horrified to hear the stars compared to eruptive spots on the face of the sky.
This search for the classic ideal is reflected in the works he completed or wrote under the Italian sky.
In the Punjab, the United Provinces, and northern India generally the climate resembles that of the Riviera, with a brilliant cloudless sky and cool dry weather.
But at the same time none but the Herschels have swept the whole sky for the discovery of faint nebulae; and FIG.
Cooke & Sons of York, has been employed by Franklin Adams for making his maps of the sky.
But he frequently describes an ideal character of a missionary sage, the perfect Stoic - or, as he calls him, the Cynic. This missionary has neither country nor home nor land nor slave; his bed is the ground; he is without wife or child; his only mansion is the earth and sky and a shabby cloak.
Sanctuary chambers may be seen at various points in the site of Petra, and many places of sacrifice open to the sky are met with among the tombs, marked by remains of altars.
Hertzsprung has shown that Sirius also belongs to this same system and shares its motion, notwithstanding that it is in a nearly opposite part of the sky.
The star thus appears to describe a small ellipse in the sky, and the nearer the star, the larger will this ellipse appear.
The results are given in his Prelimina, y General Catalogue (1910), which comprises the motions of 6188 stars fairly uniformly distributed over the sky, including all the stars visible to the naked eye.
Recently the proper motions of faint stars have been determined by comparing photographs of the same region of the sky, taken with an interval of a number of years.
Its motion of 8.7" per year would carry it over a portion of the sky equal to the diameter of the full moon in about two centuries.
These two streams or drifts prevail in every part of the sky examined, and contain nearly equal numbers of stars; that is to say, in whatever part of the sky we look about half the stars are found to belong to one and half to the other of the two great drifts.
Dyson has traced the presence of the two drifts in all parts of the sky.
This is the galactic plane, well known from the fact that it is marked in the sky by the broad irregular belt of milky light called the Galaxy or Milky Way.
He indicated on planispheres the varying density of distribution of the stars over the sky.
It can be shown that, if the density of distribution of the stars through infinite space is nowhere less than a certain limit (which may be as small as we please), the total amount of light received from them (assuming that there is no absorption of light in space) would be infinitely great, so that the background of the sky would shine with a dazzling brilliancy.
The star-gauges of the Herschels exhibit a similar result; the Herschels counted the number of stars visible with their powerful telescopes in different regions of the sky, and thus formed comparative estimates of the density of the stars extending to a very high magnitude.
Thus Kapteyn found that the Bradley stars having proper motions greater than 5" per century were evenly distributed over the sky.
Evidences of shallow water conditions arc abundant; very frequently on the bedding surfaces of sandstones and other rocks we find cracks made by the sun's heat and pittings caused by the showers that fell from the Cambrian sky, and these records of the weather of this remote period are preserved as sharply and clearly as those made only to-day on our tidal reaches.
The vertical position protects the structure from the intense sunlight, as with their edges towards the sky and earth they do not intercept light so fully as ordinary horizontally placed leaves.
Between July and October there is little rain, day after day bringing a bright and cloudless sky.
The Zunis of New Mexico, U.S.A., supposed " the sun, moon and stars, the sky, earth and sea, in all their phenomena and elements, and all inanimate objects as well as plants, animals and men, to belong to one great system of all-conscious and interrelated life, in which the degrees of relationship seem to be determined largely, if not wholly, by the degrees of resemblance."
In many cases the Sky has been already resolved into the visible firmament and its lord and owner, like the Yoruban Olorun or the Finnic Ukko.
In Egypt the relation was curiously reversed; the earth-god Keb was the husband of Nut, the sky, represented sometimes as a woman, overarching the earth and supported on hands and feet, sometimes as a gigantic cow, upheld on the outstretched hands of Shu, the atmosphere.
So in the New Zealand myth, Rangi and Papa, Sky and Earth, who once clave together in the darkness, were rent asunder by the forest-god Tane-mahuta, who forced up the sky far above him.
The Sky pours down rain and sunshine; the Earth produces corn and grass.
Tien Ti, Fu Mu, " Heaven and Earth, Father and Mother," are conjoined in common speech, and are the supreme objects of imperial worship. The great altar to Heaven, round in shape like the circuit of the sky, and white as the symbol of the light principle (Yang), stands in the southern suburb of Peking in the direction of light and heat.
Associated with the Sky are tablets to the sun and moon, the seven stars of the Great Bear, the five planets, the twenty-eight constellations, and all the stars of heaven; tablets to clouds, rain, wind and thunder being placed next to that of the moon.
So in the Vedic hymns the departed " Fathers " inhabit the three zones of earth, air and sky; they are invoked with the streams and mountains of this lower earth, as well as with the dawns and' the sky itself; even cosmic functions are ascribed to them; and they adorn the heaven with stars.
Egyptian summaries recognized gods in the sky, on earth and in the water; gods of the north and south, the east and west, gods of the field and the cities.
Indian theologians classified them in three zones, earth, air and sky.
Sometimes the number three is reached by the distribution of the universe into sky, earth and underworld, and the gods of death claim their place as the rulers of the world to come.
The great elemental gods imposed their laws (dhaman, dharman, vrata) on the visible objects of nature, the flow of rivers, the march of the heavenly bodies across the sky.
Law was thus the spouse of the sovereign of the sky, but Aeschylus identified her with the Earth (worshipped at Athens as Ge-Themis), not only the kindly Mother, but the goddess who bound herself by fixed rules or laws of nature and life.
The advances in stellar photography made by Paul and Prosper Henry and others suggested to him the magnificent idea of obtaining, through the collaboration of astronomers in all parts of the world, an autographic picture of the entire sphere containing more than fifty million stars, which should faithfully record in future ages the state of the sky at the end of the i 9th century.
The plains as well as the western slopes of the Andes are covered with forest, the rivers become torrents, and the sky is covered with heavy clouds a great part of the year.
As a result of this work Arago constructed a polariscope, which he used for some interesting observations on the polarization of the light of the sky.
In regard to colour and design the Taj ranks first in the world for purely decorative workmanship; while the perfect symmetry of its exterior once seen can never be forgotten, nor the aerial grace of its domes, rising like marble bubbles into the azure sky.
The groups which ornamented, as acroteria, the two gables of the temple have been in part recovered, and may now be seen in the national museum at Athens; at the one end was Boreas carrying off Oreithyia, at the other Eos and Cephalus, the centre in each case being occupied by the winged figure that stood out against the sky - a variation on the winged Victories that often occupy the same position on temples.
Each new creation, each new step in the theory, demanded another, until the whole sky was filled with forgeries of the brain, and the nobler and simpler lessons of the founder of the religion were hidden beneath the glittering stream of metaphysical subtleties.
The purplish red of the sandstone at the base is finely modulated, through a pale pink in the second storey, to a dark orange at the summit, which harmonizes with the blue of an Indian sky.
His name is formed from a root div, meaning " bright," which appears in other Aryan languages as a formative part of divine names, such as the Sanskrit Dydus, " sky "; Latin Diovis, Jovis, Diespiter, divus; Old English Tiw; Norse Tyr.
His character and power as a deity of the sky, who ruled the phenomena of the air, so clearly expressed in Homer, explains the greater part of his cult and cult-titles.
After her death she was placed by Athena amongst the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia.
On his pages, close beside the Parthenon, the Sphinx, St Paul's, Etna and Vesuvius, you will find the White Mountains, Monadnock, Agiocochook, Katandin, the pickerelweed in bloom, the wild geese honking through the sky, the chick-a-dee braving the snow, Wall Street and State Street, cotton-mills, railroads and Quincy granite.
The natural region to look to for signs of the will of Jupiter was the sky, where lightning and the flight of birds seemed directed by him as counsel to men.
It was the duty of the augur, before the auspices properly so called (those from the sky and from birds) were taken, to mark out with his staff the templum or consecrated space within which his observations were intended to be made.
At midnight, when the sky was clear and there was an absence of wind, the augur, in the presence of a magistrate, took up his position on a hill which afforded a wide view.
After prayer and sacrifice, he marked out the templum both in the sky and on the ground and dedicated it.
A few showers are all that fall from the almost invariably cloudless sky above the Transcaspian steppes.
He lies in Hughenden churchyard, in a rail-enclosed grave, with liberty for the turf to grow between him and the sky.
Cicero says, " Physiologia naturae ratio," and such was the meaning of the name Physiologus, given to a cyclopaedia of what was known and imagined about earth, sea, sky, birds, beasts and fishes, which for a thousand years was the authoritative source of information on these matters, and was translated into every European tongue.
They appear to be the spirits of dawn, the earliest bringers of light in the morning sky; they hasten on in the clouds before Dawn and prepare the way for her.
In some hymns they are called sons of the sun; in others, children of the sky; in others, offspring of the ocean.
This conception is embodied in our idea of the vault of heaven, or of the sky.