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    Re: Jack Aubrey's fixing of longitude
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2011 Jun 20, 14:41 -0700

    Michael Dorl, you wrote:
    "Assuming an occultation, doesn't the fact that Venus was above the moon before the event mean that the event took place in the West as they were both descending?"

    Yes, that's what I am picturing, too. By the way, since O'Brian commonly moved the historical prototypes for his events from one ocean to another when he fictionalized them, if we're searching for the model Venus occultation in this period, I think we can ignore the Indian Ocean setting that I mentioned earlier.

    -FER

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