Observations of the Total Solar Eclipse in Tripoli, Barbary


OUR eclipse took place in the midst of the fierce heat of the Gibleh, or Sahara sirocco; but an hour or two before totality the wind very fortunately changed, and brought skies of the highest possible optical transparency. There was no wind, and the conditions, except for the intense heat, which we momentarily feared would snap our great cameras, were the most nearly perfect imaginable at a sea-level station.

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TODD, D. Observations of the Total Solar Eclipse in Tripoli, Barbary. Nature 72, 484 (1905) doi:10.1038/072484a0

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