Wilkins, John, A discovery of a new world : or a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon ; with a discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither; unto which is added, a discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that 'tis probable our earth is one of the Planets

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26888That the Earth may be a Planet. this concluſion, That in all Eclipſes, the Earth
is in ſuch a ſtreight Line, (betwixt the two
Luminaries) whoſe extremities do point
unto oppoſite parts of the Zodiack.
Now tho
our Adverſaries ſhould ſuppoſe (as Coperni-
cus does) the Earth to be ſcituated in that
which they would have to be the Sun's Orb;
yet would there not be any Eclipſe, but when
the Sun and Moon were diametrically oppo-
ſite, and our Earth betwixt them:
As may
clearly be manifeſted by this Figure, where
you ſee the two Luminaries in oppoſite Signs:

and according as any part of our Earth is
ſcituated by its diurnal Revolution, ſo will
every Eclipſe be either viſible, or not viſible
unto it.
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