Followed by a moonshadow

Henbest, Nigel
August 1991
New Scientist;8/10/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1781, p52
Relates the author's experience in witnessing a solar eclipse in Hawaii on July 11, 1991. Capital cities in Central America that the moon's shadow will black out; Instruments used to study the eclipse; Preparations by astronomers and media crew.


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