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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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...