A child falling asleep while an owl holds her under its wing.

An Owl And A Child

A child falling asleep while an owl holds her under its wing.

"Major Anderson removing his forces from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter, December 26, 1861."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Anderson's forces

"Major Anderson removing his forces from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter, December 26, 1861."—E.…

"The Burnside Expedition- melancholy deaths of Colonel J. W. Allen, Surgeon Waller and the Second Mate of the <em>Ann E. Thompson</em>, on January 15th, 1862, near Hatteras Inlet." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Burnside Expedition

"The Burnside Expedition- melancholy deaths of Colonel J. W. Allen, Surgeon Waller and the Second Mate…

Cat eyes at night

Cat Eyes

Cat eyes at night

"The Confederate batteries shelling the Federal position on the night of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9th, 1862- wounded men lying on the ground, McDowell's division marching on the field. The scene at night was very striking. It was past ten o'clock, and there was a bright moonlight and a clear blue sky. The Federal troops were on a rising ground, while the enemy's batteries were shelling from the woods, the Federal batteries replying, and one by one driving them further back. The hospital was near the Federal position, and wounded men wre lying on the ground, waiting their turn to receive surgical attention. Near them were groups of stragglers, ambulances, ammunition wagons, etc." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Battle of Cedar Mountain

"The Confederate batteries shelling the Federal position on the night of the Battle of Cedar Mountain,…

In Norse mythology, Mani drives the moon chariot at night. He finds a boy and a girl carrying a pail of water. He takes them for a ride in his chariot.

Children in the Moon

In Norse mythology, Mani drives the moon chariot at night. He finds a boy and a girl carrying a pail…

An illustration of a Roman Numeral clock showing 11:15.

Clock 11:15

An illustration of a Roman Numeral clock showing 11:15.

"Now it is the inclination of the Earth's axis, as above described, which causes the lengths of the days and nights to differ at the same place at different seasons of the year, for on reviewing the positions of the globe at A, it will be observed that the line formed by the enlightened and dark hemispheres, does not coincide with the line of the axis and the pole, but that the line formed by the darkness and the light, extends obliquely across the line of the Earth's axis, so that the north pole is in the light while the south is in the dark. In the position A, therefore, an observer at the north pole would see the sun constantly, while another at the south pole would not see it at all. Hence those living in the north temperate zone, at the season of the year when the earth is at A, or in the Summer, would have long days and short nights, in proportion as they approached the polar circle; while those who live in the south temperate zone, at the same time, and when it would be Winter there, would have long nights and short days in the same proportion." &mdash;Comstock, 1850

Earth Axis

"Now it is the inclination of the Earth's axis, as above described, which causes the lengths of the…

"Now it is the inclination of the Earth's axis, as above described, which causes the lengths of the days and nights to differ at the same place at different seasons of the year, for on reviewing the positions of the globe at A, it will be observed that the line formed by the enlightened and dark hemispheres, does not coincide with the line of the axis and the pole, but that the line formed by the darkness and the light, extends obliquely across the line of the Earth's axis, so that the north pole is in the light while the south is in the dark. In the position A, therefore, an observer at the north pole would see the sun constantly, while another at the south pole would not see it at all. Hence those living in the north temperate zone, at the season of the year when the earth is at A, or in the Summer, would have long days and short nights, in proportion as they approached the polar circle; while those who live in the south temperate zone, at the same time, and when it would be Winter there, would have long nights and short days in the same proportion." &mdash;Comstock, 1850

Earth Axis

"Now it is the inclination of the Earth's axis, as above described, which causes the lengths of the…

The foot of a goat-sucker, with a distinctively longer middle toe, believed to be used for either grasping insects or combing its whiskers.

Foot of a Goat-Sucker

The foot of a goat-sucker, with a distinctively longer middle toe, believed to be used for either grasping…

Head of the goat-sucker. It bears some resemblence to an owl, with a large head and eyes, as well as mottled plumage and nocturnal habits.

Head of a Goat-Sucker

Head of the goat-sucker. It bears some resemblence to an owl, with a large head and eyes, as well as…

Found in America, Mexico and the West Indies, this species averages nine to ten inches in length and subsists mostly on a diet of insects.

Night Hawk

Found in America, Mexico and the West Indies, this species averages nine to ten inches in length and…

The European night heron draws its name from its nocturnal habits.

European Night Heron

The European night heron draws its name from its nocturnal habits.

Two women dressed as men arresting a pair of British officers.

Grace and Rachel Martin Capturing Two British Officers

Two women dressed as men arresting a pair of British officers.

Men in a boat on a rainy night.

men in a boat

Men in a boat on a rainy night.

Man by river, being chased by wolves or dogs.

Escape from Native Americans During the Miami War

Man by river, being chased by wolves or dogs.

Man in the Moon smiling with clouds in the back.

Moon

Man in the Moon smiling with clouds in the back.

Man in the Moon winking.

Moon

Man in the Moon winking.

An illustration of the moon in the horizon illuminating a house.

Moon in the Horizon Illuminating a House

An illustration of the moon in the horizon illuminating a house.

An ornamental footer or tailpiece decorated with a moon, stars, and bats.

Nighttime Tailpiece

An ornamental footer or tailpiece decorated with a moon, stars, and bats.

Roman personification of night

Nox

Roman personification of night

Roman personification of night

Nox

Roman personification of night

Genus <em>ascalaphia</em>, a large owl, native to southern Europe and northern parts of Egypt.

Great Short-Eared Owl

Genus ascalaphia, a large owl, native to southern Europe and northern parts of Egypt.

Tibert the cat is caught in a trap. Reynard the Fox tells Tibert that he can find many mice to eat in the priest's barn, knowing the priest has set a trap because Reynard stole a hen from him the night before.

Reynard the Fox: Tricking Tibert

Tibert the cat is caught in a trap. Reynard the Fox tells Tibert that he can find many mice to eat in…

A couple driving under the moonlight in an old-style roadster.

Roadster

A couple driving under the moonlight in an old-style roadster.

"View of Rolla, Mo., taken from the fort." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Rolla

"View of Rolla, Mo., taken from the fort." —Leslie, 1896

"Encampment of the Federal army near Rolla, Mo. The city of Rolla has been famous since the death of heroic Lyon, when the scattered forces of that glorious but disastrous day, under the guidance of General Siegel, made their first secure resting place. Our illustration is particularly interesting, as it takes in the last encampment of the Federal Army, showing the positions of the chief divisions of Generals Asboth, Siegel and Wymans. Rolla is on the direct route of the railroad from St. Louis to Springfield, being about midway between those cities. It is about sixty miles from Pilot Knob and fifty from Jefferson City. Our artist said: "The high rolling country around Rolla is admirably adapted for a camping ground. Fine streams of clear water intersect in all directions; the ground is gravelly and dry, and all the hills are covered with oak timber. The camping grounds are all gently sloping, facing the south, and are well protected from the cold north and northwest winds by the high ridges on the north."" &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Rolla camp

"Encampment of the Federal army near Rolla, Mo. The city of Rolla has been famous since the death of…

"Siege of Island No. 10, on the Mississippi River- night bombardment by the Federal mortar boats, ten o'clock P. M., March 18th, 1862. On the 16th of March, 1862, the mortar fleet and the gunboats, consisting of the <em>Cincinnati, Pittsburg, St. Louis, Silver Wave, Carondelet, Mound City, Conestoga, Louisville, Rob Roy, Alps, Wilson, Lake Erie, Great Western</em> and <em>Torrence</em>, and nine mortar boats, arrived near the Point. These were accompanied by several tugboats. On the 18th they opened fire, which, after some hours' delay, was returned by the Confederate batteries. This continued for several days, with very little loss to the Federal troops, owing to the iron casing of the vessels. The study of mortar firing is very interesting. Our sketch represents the manner in which the smoke rolls, and a small column frequently splits out when the shell passes. The shell itself can be seen at night during its entire flight, the fuse having the appearance of a star, which appears and disappears as the shell rolls through the air, very like the twinkling of the celestial orbs. The explosion of the shell at night is a magnificent and fearful sight, sending a glow of surpassing brightness around it as though some world of combustible light had burst." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Siege of Island

"Siege of Island No. 10, on the Mississippi River- night bombardment by the Federal mortar boats, ten…

Illustration of a child sleeping all night: 9:00pm to 7:00am. It can be used to write mathematics story problems involving telling time and roman numerals.

Telling Time 9:00pm to 7:00am Story Problem

Illustration of a child sleeping all night: 9:00pm to 7:00am. It can be used to write mathematics story…

Scenery with a tower and moonlight shading.

Tower

Scenery with a tower and moonlight shading.

"Trading Ford. This view of the Trading Ford, where greene, with Morgan and his light troops, crossed the Yadkin, is from the east side of the river. It is just at the foot of an island, about a mile and a half below the great bridge on the road to Salisbury. The river is usually fordable between the island and the stakes seen in the picture; below that point the water is deep."&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Trading Ford

"Trading Ford. This view of the Trading Ford, where greene, with Morgan and his light troops, crossed…

Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high. Like a diamond…