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    Re: History of Twilight
    From: Sean C
    Date: 2014 Sep 26, 03:00 -0700

     

    "Diese zweyte Dämmerung nennen wir die gemeine oder bürgerliche, weil dies die Zeit 
    ist, da man in Wohnungen, welche nicht gerade gegen den Ort der auf- oder 
    untergehenden Sonne gekehrt sind, Licht anzuzünden genöthiget ist; das 
    Gegentheil findet bey der Morgendämmerung statt."

     

    Google translate returned a less than perfect rendering of this passage in English. Here's my attempt at a better translation for those who are entirely unfamiliar with German:

     

     

    "This second twilight we call the common or civil, because this is the time, 
    as one in apartments that do not face the direction of the ascending or 
    the setting sun, is again compelled to light lamps; the contrary takes 
    place at dawn."

     

    Regards,

    Sean C.

       
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