Our Astronomical Column


    THE SOLAR ECLIPSE OF JANUARY 24.-Preparations were made at Greenwich for observing the first contact by the Innes method with several instruments, but thick clouds interfered. There were frequent glimpses of the partially eclipsed sun, but nothing could be done except to note the change of illumination and of the colour of daylight. The latter changed markedly near greatest phase, the cause, doubtless, being the absorption of light of short wave-length near the sun's limb. There were some beautiful spectral colours on clouds near the sun.

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    Our Astronomical Column. Nature 115, 169 (1925). https://doi.org/10.1038/115169a0

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