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Authors

David E. Hadden

Document Type

Research

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

1900

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

145

Last Page

151

Copyright

© Copyright 1900 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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