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When an Eclipse Prevented a War
First Paragraph: | It is an historical fact that once, at least, a total eclipse of the Sun really prevented a war. Of course, the threatened war was not of the magnitude that shocked the world a few years ago, nor would ...
The Columbus Eclipse
First Paragraph: | In Windsor's “Christopher Columbus” on page 465 the following incident is related. | “Columbus now resorted to an expedient characteristic of the ingenious fertility of his mind. His astronomical tables ...
The Frequency of Total Eclipses of the Sun at a Given Place
First Paragraph: | We may put it down as a fact, that whenever an eclipse of the Sun occurs at any place, the astronomer there is sure to be asked, especially by the representatives of the press: “Does an eclipse of the ...
The Accuracy of Oppolzers Eclipse Maps
First Paragraph: | There is a very general misconception of the accuracy of Oppolzer’s eclipse maps. This astronomer, as is well known, published in 1885 that immortal work entitled "Canon der Finsternisse,” which gives ...