2022 Research in the Capitol

Location

Iowa State House, Rotunda

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Abstract

The Solar Eclipse of August 7th, 1869, was the first recorded total eclipse of the Sun to pass over the United States. The altitude of the eclipse varied depending on the longitude of the viewer. Wanting to know what was the public reaction of this solar eclipse gathering newspaper articles of the time really showed a window to what they were seeing and feeling at that time, and leading up to the day. Following the eclipse through some of the Midwest down to Kentucky showed differing results, as it had got later in the day of viewing. Though there was common data that the different states shared, this event was highly anticipated.

Start Date

21-2-2022 11:30 AM

End Date

21-2-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

University Honors Programs, Iowa Regent Universities

Faculty Advisor

Thomas Hockey

Department

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

File Format

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The Solar Eclipse of 1869 as seen in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky

Iowa State House, Rotunda

The Solar Eclipse of August 7th, 1869, was the first recorded total eclipse of the Sun to pass over the United States. The altitude of the eclipse varied depending on the longitude of the viewer. Wanting to know what was the public reaction of this solar eclipse gathering newspaper articles of the time really showed a window to what they were seeing and feeling at that time, and leading up to the day. Following the eclipse through some of the Midwest down to Kentucky showed differing results, as it had got later in the day of viewing. Though there was common data that the different states shared, this event was highly anticipated.