Realm of Science December 20th 1916
Rigge, William F., S.J.
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First Paragraph: The most remarkable eclipse in a certain way that can possibly occur, is the one that will come when we are busily preparing for Christmas, that is, when our clocks show 3 p.m. central time on Christmas eve. We in the United States will not even get a glimpse of it nor will any one in the whole of North and South America, nor in the wide extent of the Pacific Ocean. For us and for all these lands and seas the sun will be shining undimmed in its full splendor, as far as the weather and the season permit. But far away in the Antarctic Ocean, about half way between the Cape of Good Hope and the South Pole, over a limited tract of unfrequented waters, the sun will be eclipsed to such a tiny extent, a trifle over one per cent, that it seems to be a downright waste of time, if not absolute folly, to mention it at all. But for the ships that may be there to see it, the eclipse will occur when some of them have midnight, Christmas midnight, while others have any hour or minute on Christmas eve from 9:41 p.m. to midnight, and a few have already for a few minutes after midnight begun Christmas day.