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Pell asks 'whether any of the Royall Society did see the Suns eclips on Munday last, being the 18.28 of January', given that several astronomers had not predicted a solar eclipse on that date, or had predicted that the solar eclipse would not be visible in England on that date.

Read to the Royal Society on 27 January 1663

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27 January 1663
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John Pell

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John Pell, Paper, regarding the solar eclipse on 28 January 1663 by [John] Pell, 27 January 1663, CLP/8i/6, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 29 May 2024

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