Science: Three in Line

The Sun, the Moon, the Earth, traveling in their accustomed courses came, for a brief space of time, into a straight line. The Moon, being the middle member of the three, shielded parts of the Earth from the Sun's rays. Then the three moved out of line and the eclipse had passed.

Although the eclipse took the greater part of one day, the moving shadow of the moon tarried over no place on the earth's surface for longer than two minutes. In that brief time, scientists observed and recorded in mad haste.

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