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India Eclipse Expedition, 1872
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A British eclipse expedition was sent to observe the eclipse of December 12, 1872 in India, led by Norman Lockyer. Lockyer is seated a little to the left beneath the umbrella, Captain Maclear is shown standing on one of the packing cases, observing the sun through a spectroscope. The group was dispersed to eight locations to guarantee the successful observation of the eclipse and all were successful in observations except one. Artwork appeared in the Illustrated London News dated 1872.
March 13th, 2013
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