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The Story of Eclipses

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Solar eclipses have both frightened and fascinated humankind for thousands of years. At first believed to be caused by angry gods punishing the people on Earth, we now know that a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and fully or partially covers the Sun. Ever since scientists were able to predict the next solar eclipse, people - at least the less superstitious ones - wanted to go there and see it for themselves.
This book, published in 1899, was written for potential spectators of the total eclipse of the Sun on May 28, 1900. It deals with the science behind solar eclipses and their prediction, and lists a number of known historic eclipses from antiquity to the 19th century. Also included are eclipses mentioned in books, strange customs surrounding the eclipses, and how best to watch one. (Summary by Ava) (7 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Preface and Introduction

7:10

Read by Availle

General Ideas

15:16

Read by Linda Olsen Fitak

The ''Saros'' and the Periodicity of Eclipses

34:04

Read by MaryAnn

Miscellaneous Theoretical Matters Connected With Eclipses of the Sun (Chiefly)

11:55

Read by Andrea Kotzer

What Is Observed During the Earlier Stages of an Eclipse of the Sun

24:03

Read by MaryAnn

What Is Observed During the Total Phase of an Eclipse of the Sun

22:13

Read by MaryAnn

What Is Observed After the Total Phase of an Eclipse is at an End

3:31

Read by MaryAnn

Eclipses of the Sun Mentioned in History - Chinese

18:10

Read by MaryAnn

Are Eclipses Alluded to in the Bible?

30:49

Read by MaryAnn

Eclipses of the Sun Mentioned in History - Classical

40:13

Read by John Carter

Eclipses of the Sun Mentioned in History - The Christian Era to the Norman Conq…

29:45

Read by Wayne Anderson

Eclipses of the Sun Mentioned in History - Mediaeval and Modern

25:00

Read by DrPGould

Eclipses of the Sun During the Nineteenth Century

26:53

Read by DrPGould

The Electric Telegraph as Applied to Eclipses of the Sun

15:27

Read by Linda Olsen Fitak

Eclipses of the Moon - General Principles

17:15

Read by Kathleen Moore

Eclipses of the Moon Mentioned in History

33:05

Read by Kathleen Moore

Catalogues of Eclipses: And Their Calculation

12:28

Read by Lynda Marie Neilson

Strange Eclipse Customs

10:45

Read by Linda Olsen Fitak

Eclipses in Shakespeare and the Poets

6:27

Read by Amelia Chesley

Brief Hints To Observers Of Eclipses Of the Sun

4:16

Read by Amelia Chesley

Transits and Occultations

6:32

Read by Lynda Marie Neilson

Appendix: The Total Eclipse of the Sun of May 28, 1900

27:24

Read by DrPGould