Spinning along through sidereal space as is their custom, an enormous, hot heavenly body and a tiny cold one arrived last week at relative positions such that the tiny one shut off part of the light shed by the enormous one upon a third, a moderate-sized body covered with white, blue and green scum, which spun along hard by the tiny cold body. That is, the moon cast its solar shadow full upon the earth— a total eclipse. It happened that the shadow—an oval patch 80 miles in longitude, about 180 in latitude, traveling side wise from west to...

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