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Nature volume 96, pages 633634 (03 February 1916) | Download Citation



THE SOLAR ECLIPSE OF FEBRUARY 3, 1916.—Official European observatories have perforce had to refrain from participating in the observation of to-day's total solar eclipse, notwithstanding the fact that spectro, scopic interest was so unexpectedly intensified by the change recorded in the coronal spectrum at the eclipse of August 21, 1914. From the success that then attended the Spanish expedition, it might almost have been expected that the Madrid observers, at any rate, would have attempted to take advantage of the present opportunities. It would appear, however, that the American observers will have the field to themselves.

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