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26 manuscript pages and one plate showing the path of the moon's shadow over Turkey during the eclipse on 30 September 610 BC.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the solar eclipse which is said to have been predicted by Thales'.

Communicated by Humphry Davy. Read 14 March 1811.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 1, 1832.

Some footnotes are in Greek.

Reference number
PT/5/13
Earliest possible date
01 November 1810
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
27 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Francis Baily

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Francis Baily, Paper, 'On the solar eclipse which is said to have been predicted by Thales' by Francis Baily, 01 November 1810, PT/5/13, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_5_13/paper-on-the-solar-eclipse-which-is-said-to-have-been-predicted-by-thales-by-francis-baily, accessed on 17 June 2024

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