Our Astronomical Column


    THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF JANUARY 11, 1880.—The central line in this eclipse ends soon after reaching the coast of California, where it is possible totality may be witnessed close upon sunset. Tracing the previous path of the shadow through its long course across the Pacific with the aid of the Admiralty chart, it will be found that the only islands included within it are the Coquille, Bonham, and Elizabeth Islands, lying near together, between 169° and 170° E. longitude, and belonging to the Marshall Islands group. The eclipse passes centrally over the largest of the Coquilles, as laid down in the Admiralty chart of this group, according to a calculation in which the moon's place has been made to accord very nearly with Hansen corrected to Newcomb, which gives the following track:—

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    Our Astronomical Column . Nature 19, 74–75 (1878). https://doi.org/10.1038/019074c0

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