IT is infinitely to the credit of English men of science that they are at the present moment busily engaged in making arrangements for observations of the Total Solar Eclipse in December next, and it is extremely fortunate for the advance of Science that this rare phenomenon— rare, that is, so far as the chance of observing it with moderate facility goes—occurs again just as the knowledge gleaned by the recent expeditions is being garnered to serve as a starting point for future inquiry.
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The Next Total Solar Eclipse . Nature 4, 197–198 (1871). https://doi.org/10.1038/004197a0