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Total eclipse of the moon, 24th May, 1891, observed at Launceston

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Biggs, Alfred Barrett (1891) Total eclipse of the moon, 24th May, 1891, observed at Launceston. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 44-45.

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Abstract

Total eclipse of the moon, 24th May, 1891.
Observed at Launceston ; Lat. S. 41deg. 26min. 01 sec.;
Long. E. 9hrs. 48min. 31sec.
Unfortunately, although I had made arrangements for
watching all through the duration of the eclipse, my hopes
were doomed to disappointment in regard to a satisfactory
view of the event. On turning out I found the whole sky
overcast with clouds, the moon just peeping out now and
then between the thick clouds, but always veiled more or less
with haze. So transient were the views that it was some
time before I could adjust the telescope to focus. Having
missed the first contact with shadow, I hoped to get the
beginning of total phase, but it was not until 2 1/2min. after totality had commenced, that I could get a view.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 44-45
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 00:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:47
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