Mirror of Literature,  8 (1826), 274–76.

Astronomical Observations for November



Regular Feature, Miscellaneous


Astronomy, Periodicals, Aeronautics

People mentioned:

Galileo Galilei

    On the subject of the forthcoming solar eclipse, the author refers to the observation of 'Our very old friend, "Francis Moore, physician"' that there will not be another visible solar eclipse for ten years, and that, even then, the 'central shade' will pass 723 miles above the surface of the earth, 'rather too exalted a station [...] to be attained even by the most intrepid aeronaut' (274–75). The author refers to 'the moon's inhabitants (presuming that body with the planets to be inhabited)' (275).

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