Monday 24 February 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Tuesday 25th February 2014

On This Day (1)
February 25th 1598 The Black Saturday Eclipse

The total eclipse of 1598 seen in Scotland  is often referred to as the Black Saturday Eclipse, according to stories it became so dark that some people lost their way at the time of the eclipse and perished in the snow.

On This Day (2)
February 25th 1964
Construction begins of facilities to design probes to soft land on the Moon.

Surveyor 1 became the first NASA soft lander mission to the Moon on June 2nd 1966

Construction begins in San Diego at the CENTRAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS factory of a test facility in which the CENTAUR/SURVEYOR combination will rehearse it lunar mission

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