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Fred Espenak

Full Name: Fred Espenak
Number of Works: 6
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ISBN: 0195131797, 9780195131796
Keywords: sun, eclipses, totality
Pages: 296
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 60%

Francis Baily spent his 20s exploring unsettled parts of North America and didn't get around to astronomy until he was 37, when he traveled to an annular eclipse of the Sun in southern Scotland. On May 15, 1836, he watched as light from the occluded sun poured through the lunar valleys and reached him broken up into "a row of lucid points, like a string of bright beads." With those words, Baily founded the industry of eclipse chasing. The best feature of Totality is its wealth of biographical information about eclipse chasers past and present. Throughout this century, every total ec
ISBN: 019956552X, 9780199565528
Keywords: totality
Pages: 360
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0191579947, 9780191579943
Keywords: totality
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2008