The Total Solar Eclipse of August 21

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    WHILE a number of expeditions were organised, and some were dispatched, to observe the total solar eclipse on Friday last, August 21, many were unable to take up their stations owing to the upheaval now taking place in Europe. It is, therefore, with the greatest satisfaction that we learn of at least two expeditions which successfully reached their destinations and observed the eclipse under most favourable weather conditions. The two parties were the observers from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, consisting of Messrs. Jones and Davidson, and the expedition sent out by the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee of the Royal and Royal Astronomical Societies, composed of Fathers Cortie and O'Connor and Messrs. Atkinson and Gibbs.

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    The Total Solar Eclipse of August 21. Nature 93, 667 (1914) doi:10.1038/093667a0

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