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The Total Eclipse of the Sun, May 18, 1901

Nature volume 63, pages 470471 (14 March 1901) | Download Citation



THE approaching total eclipse of the sun is a notable one, not only on account of the unusually long duration of totality at the most favoured stations, but also because it occurs very near a time of minimum sun-spots. An exceptionally good opportunity of studying the corona at an important phase of the solar period is thus afforded, provided always that the sky is unclouded at the critical times.

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