The Vineyard Passes Through the Comets Tail Safely

The Vineyard, an important part of the Earth which was scheduled to plunge through the tail of Halley’s comet last night beginning at 10.55, may well be congratulated upon its successful emergence from the passage. The early night was damp and foggy, and nothing startling locally occurred until just before midnight, the Earth then having penetrated possibly two or three hundred thousand miles into the tail, when peals of thunder and vivid lightning accompanied by a smart downfall of hailstones, convinced many that our good old Earth was stirring up the comet’s tail somewhat.

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From Paris to the Heavens
Suzan Bellincampi

Like planets, constellations can come and go.

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Magic Moon
Suzan Bellincampi

The night sky had it all this month. January’s lunar luck didn’t run out; in fact, it continues though the very last day of the month.

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Fallstreak Fascination
Suzan Bellincampi

It is always easier to blame aliens. Aliens have been used as scapegoats for everything from crop circles to missing persons.

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Vineyarders View Great Spectacle
The wonderful total eclipse of the sun by the moon scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, has come and gone, and in viewing the great show Martha’s Vineyard’s residents and visitors occupied very desirable seats in the first balcony.
 
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Sun Makes Crescents on Ground, Adding Unique Sideshow of the Eclipse
Vineyard Gazette
A feature of the eclipse which greatly impressed watchers here who were fortunate enough to observe it, was the crescents of the sun on the ground when the sun shone between the leaves of the trees. Miss Martha A. Hurlbut of Hurlbut-by-the-Sea, Oak Bluffs, describes the phenomenon as follows:
 
“Although we did not see the total eclipse, we did have the privilege of watching a most interesting and beautiful display of the crescents.
 
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Eclipse Thrills Watching Island
“Millions viewed the eclipse.” So said the mainland newspapers, and the Vineyard added its thousands to the common mass. Plans for obtaining the best view of this unusual display in the heavens were formulated days previous in many cases, several of the larger pleasure craft of the Island ports setting sail early Wednesday morning with groups of guests on board, bound easterly where the eclipse was more nearly total.
 
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Solar Eclipse Monday Attracts Skywatchers Wearing Glasses
Vivian Ewing

On Monday a total solar eclipse will cover a wide strip of the country in darkness. While the Vineyard is a long way from the path of totality, Islanders can witness a partial eclipse.

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Eclipse Is Much More Than a Glimpse
Mark Alan Lovewell

Martha’s Vineyard will experience a partial solar eclipse Monday. The first order of business is safety.

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Syzygy Time: Solar Eclipse Is on the Way
Suzan Bellincampi

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the continental United States on August 21, 2017.

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