* The moon and stars.
The sun is the monarch of day, the state of light; the moon of
the night, the state of darkness. The rays of the sun falling
on the atmosphere, are refracted and diffused over the whole
of the hemisphere of the earth immediately under his orb;
while those rays of that vast luminary which, because of the
earth's smallness in comparison with the sun, are diffused on
all sides beyond the earth, falling on the opaque disc of the
moon, are reflected back on the lower hemisphere, or the part
of the earth opposite the sun. But the reflected light being
50,000; times less in intensity than that of the sun, there is
a sufficient distinction between day and night, though each is
ruled and determined by one of these two great lights.
8:3 89:36,37 Job 31:26