Total solar eclipses will eventually stop — here's why…

Posted June 16, 2017 11:13 pm by Editor

Total solar eclipses will eventually stop — here's why…

In 1695, Edmond Halley discovered that eclipses recorded in ancient history did not match calculations for the times or places of those eclipses. Starting with records of eclipses in his day and the observed motion of the moon and sun, he used Isaac Newton’s new theory of universal gravitation (1687) to calculate when and where ancient eclipses should have occurred and then compared them with eclipses actually observed more than 2…

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