THE observations attempted by British observers at the total eclipse of the sun on May 9 were almost completely spoilt by cloud. At Alor Star in Kedah, the sky was covered throughout the day of the eclipse by high cloud through which the sun could generally be dimly seen. The prearranged programme was carried out, but the stars in the sun's neighbourhood did not show on the plates and the spectroscopic observations also failed.
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JACKSON, J. Observations of the Total Eclipse of the Sun at Alor Star, Kedah, on May 9. Nature 124, 90 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/124090a0