Realm of Science November 20th 1912
Rigge, William F., S.J.
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First Paragraph: Cloudy weather prevented the observation in Omaha of of two interesting astronomical events. The first, on September 15th, was the passage of Jupiter and his moons very close to the 4.5 magnitude star, Omega Ophiuchi, and the second was the partial eclipse of the moon on September 26th. The first was especially to be deplored because it was an extremely rare event. According to calculations made in advance, the star was to be eclipsed by the planet. About a year ago a similar event had the same unfortunate issue—clouds intervened during the most important half hour and dispersed immediately after.