Friday 22 April 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Halley's Eclipse

Halley’s Eclipse of the Sun

On April 22nd 1715 an eclipse of the Sun was seen over London. It is often called the Halley Eclipse because Edmund Halley of comet fame who had predicted to within 4 minutes when the eclipse would occur.

Until the 20th century this was the most celebrated eclipse of the Sun reported.

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