Edition 02 of the Astronomy On-line Newspaper

Results from the Lunar Eclipse

The Lunar Eclipse on September 27, 1996, gave a lot of reactions, pictures, data etc., even though several countries unfortunately were clouded out. A full summary report (last updated on October 9) may be found in:

http://www.eso.org/astronomyonline/market/collaboration/luneclipse/lunresult.html

This report also contains details about the determination of geographical longitudes which has become possible by means of observations of the moments of Local Noon and the beginning of the eclipse. As you will see in this report, the measurements are not bad at all and those who participated now know for sure what their longitude is! All others may of course use the published data for their own calculations.

We should like to take this opportunity to thank all involved and to suggest that you now try to observe the solar eclipse on October 12, 1996. We have written a note about this event for this edition of the Astronomy On-Line Newspaper. Do join in!

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