Dark brown/yellow observation of the Sun, 17 May 1882


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Drawings. [Observations of the Sun and Jupiter] / J.W. [John Willis] - [Folkestone?], 1879-1906. - c275 drawings:
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Dark brown/yellow observation of sunspots and the partial eclipse made by John Willis on 17 May 1882 at 6:45am. On the reverse Willis has noted ""This view was taken during the partial Eclipse of the Sun - The greatest phase occurred at 6.46 - magnitude of the Eclipse = 0.19. 0.'s diameter being 1.00. JW." 0.19 refers to 19%. One of 275 pencil, ink and colour wash observations of the Sun and Jupiter made by Willis in Folkestone between 1879 and 1906.


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