TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF MAY 9.—According to the Daily Mail of May 19, Mr. Driffield, a surveyor, reported to Mr. Baracchi, director of the Melbourne Observatory, that he observed the solar eclipse of May 9 at Queenstown, Tasmania, in clear weather. According to him, the corona appeared regular in form, concentric with and evenly distributed around the moon's disc, except in the south-eastern quadrant, where two streamers were seen running straight for some distance, and then curving downward like a plume. The extent of the corona was more than half a degree from the limb. Its structure was striated, the colours merging gradually from deep orange to pale green. The streamers were two moon's diameters in length. Mr. Baracchi is recorded to have said that this is the best observation which was obtained.
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Our Astronomical Column . Nature 83, 383 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/083383a0