A total eclipse of the sun is always one of the grandest and most awe-inspiring of all natural phenomena. To the superstitious and unenlightened people of India, Africa and the islands of the sea it is a phenomenon full of terror because of the belief that some great hideous monster is devouring the orb of day, but to the astronomer and scientist it is of such interest and importance that governments, colleges, societies and individuals send out expeditions equipped with costly instruments, over land and sea —literally to the ends of the earth — to locate within the track of the shadow.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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Hadden, David E.
"The Total Solar Eclipse of May 28, 1900 (Observed at Wadesboro, N.C.),"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 8(1), 145-151.
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