Eclipse Day!

January 1, 1889, solar eclipse. This negative has an exposure of nearly 28 seconds and shows traces of the corona at a distance of over two diameters from the sun’s disc. The moon’s motion is quite appreciable during the interval, and its effect is noticeable in the reproduction of this negative.

It’s Eclipse Day!

Washington University faculty, staff, and students have enjoyed and explored eclipses in the past, too.

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 1, 1889. Washington University sent the director of the WU Observatory and faculty to California’s Sacramento Valley to view and document the eclipse.

University Archives has the report from this event, as well as other past eclipse material, in the following collections:

For more information, please see the article “Eclipse Chasers and New Planet Tracers”

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