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Observations of the Total Eclipse of the Sun, June 29

    Naturevolume 120pages4956 (1927) | Download Citation



    THE sense pf personal disappointment of the astronomers who were prevented by clouds from observing the total eclipse on June 29 gives place readily to feelings, of relief that in spite of persistently bad weather the spectacle was witnessed by many expectant people. As Prof. Turner rightly commented in the Times of June 28, the possible technical gains to astronomers on this occasion woulcKalse second place beside the general advantage of the public. On account of the uncertainty of favourable weather, the shortness of the duration of totality, and the low elevation of the sun at the time, this eclipse was not a favourable one for the specialists in eclipse problems. As a possible opportunity, however, for many people to see the various phenomena of a total eclipse for the first and only time of their lives, the occasion justified all the careful preparations made on every side for accurance.

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