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Copy paper, 'The eclipse was observ'd by Francis Willoughby [Willughby], [Walter] Pope, [Henry] Phillips and myself in Gresham College, London, 22 June 1666' by Robert Hooke

Reference number: CLP/8i/13

Date: 22 June 1666

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The authors describe a solar eclipse observed at Gresham College. The eclipse began at 5:43pm. It was darkened, {3/11 diam.at 6.00 5 dig. at 7. 06 {4 digits at 6. 07 4 dig. at 7. 13 {5 dig. at 6. 13 3 dig. at 7. 20 {6 dig. at 6. 21 2 dig. at 7. 26 {7 dig. at 6. 39½ 1 dig. at 7. 32 {6 dig. at 6. 57 0 dig. at 7. 37. Its duration appears to have been one hour and 54 minutes. Its greatest obscurity was somewhat more than 7. digits.

Subject: Astronomy

Read to the Royal Society on 27 June 1666

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Observations made in several places, of the late eclipse of the sun, which hapned on the 22 of June, 1666'

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CLP/8i/13
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22 June 1666
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2 pages
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Robert Hooke

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Robert Hooke, Copy paper, 'The eclipse was observ'd by Francis Willoughby [Willughby], [Walter] Pope, [Henry] Phillips and myself in Gresham College, London, 22 June 1666' by Robert Hooke, 22 June 1666, CLP/8i/13, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_8i_13/copy-paper-the-eclipse-was-observd-by-francis-willoughby-willughby-walter-pope-henry-phillips-and-myself-in-gresham-college-london-22-june-1666-by-robert-hooke, accessed on 29 May 2024

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