James Fenimore Cooper’s eyewitness account of the 1806 eclipse…

Posted August 21, 2017 3:34 pm by Editor

James Fenimore Cooper’s eyewitness account of the 1806 eclipse…

The eclipse of the sun, which you have requested me to describe, occurred in the summer of 1806, on Monday, the 16th of June. Its greatest depth of shadow fell upon the American continent, somewhere about the latitude of 42 deg. I was then on a visit to my parents, at the home of my family, among the Highlands of Otsego, in that part of the country where the eclipse was most impressive…

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