On Account of Observations of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 21st December 1843

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                                did not vary sensibly it then became gradually a very 
little darker. The Sky generally but particularly in the 
East being still obscured by a Mass of Fleecy clouds of 
a dull Grey Color.
At 8h 6’ am Gott the first view of the 
Sun then partially eclipsed the appearance being as see 
Figure No 1
In about half a minute the clouds 
again closed and shut it out from view.
At 8h 35’ The breeze which was from 
the N.W. became Strong and chilly. The air was,
unusually raw and unpleasant to the feelings. The Lands-
=cape appeared cheerless and the obscurity resembled that 
which precedes a heavy fall of Snow in England. The 
amount of darkness was very moderate the details of the 
Landscape being distinct enough at a distance of 10 or 15
miles.
At 9h Patches of clear sky appeared in 
the S.W. light blue above and assuming a yellowish 
tinge towards the horizon. In the N.W. Greyish blue. The 
clouds generally (cirro-cumulo-Stratus) had by no means 
a heavy or imposing appearance. The birds began to roost 
Darkness slightly increasing.
At 9h 18’ There was a sudden 
                            
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Author
J.O.E. Ludlow
Reference
AP/27/6
Series
AP
Date
1844
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On Account of Observations of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 21st December 1843, 1844. From The Royal Society, AP/27/6

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