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“Every one, perhaps, is not aware how the earth appears to the inhabitants of the Moon. As more than three fifths of the earth is covered with water, and being nearly 13 times larger than the moon, a full earth must be a grand sight! The earth light there must be sufficient to read and work by. Again, as the moon always keeps the same side to the earth, those who live on the back side, must naturally enjoy themselves in taking pleasure rides to the Frontiers, to view through their telescopes, and Urim and Thum[m]ims, the earth’s grandeur, and glory, and some of the curiosities of their next worldly neighbors.”

W.W. Phelps, Deseret Almanac (Salt Lake City, UT: W. Richards, 1852), 23.