Punch,  52 (1867), 121.

An Invisible Eclipse

Simple Simon


Letter, Spoof


Astronomy, Prognostication, Observation, Periodicals

    Attacks 'the fellows who write Almanacks' for wrongly predicting that the recent solar eclipse would be 'visible at Greenwich'. Describes the efforts he made to get to One Tree Hill (near Greenwich) on time to see the event but his disappointment that his observations were ruined by clouds. In a postscript he notes that a French scientific colleague is writing a paper on the impossibility of observing solar eclipses from Greenwich.

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