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About The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 31, 1916)
ECLIPSE. Or"FjiRUARY 3
VISIBE IN OREGON
In Northwest Corner One Tenth
io Sun's Surface, in Southeast
. ' Cornor One' Fourth,1' Will h,e
University of Oregon, Eugeno(
Jnin 29. For the first timo in
many years, a solar ccllpso vis(
Llo jn the northwest will occur!
on February 3, 1016. The fol
lowing Information regarding it
hasbcen prepared by Edward H.
McAlistcr, professor of mechan
ics and astronomy in the Univer
sity of Oregon.
The eclipse will be total with
in a narrow bolt, varying from
30 to 50 miles in width, lying
mainly in the Pacific and Atlan
tic oceans. This belt, called tlie
'path of total eclipse," begins in
the Pacific ocean some 45 de
grees of longitude west of the is
thmus of Panama, traverses the
Pacific to the west coast of Col
ombia, crosses Colombia and the
northern part of Venezuela,
thence pursues a general north
easterly course, extending near
ly but not quite to the British
Oregon is situated far from
the path of total eclipse but for
all points in Oregon the sun will
rise partially eclipsed. Imagine
a line beginning on the north
boundry of the state at the point
where the Columbia river first
touches it longitude 119 de
grees west of Greenwich), and
extxending thence to the south
ern boundary of the state at the
point where the common bound
ary between California and Ne
vada touches the Oregon bound
ary (longitude 120 degrees);
tiien for all points on that line
the "middle of eclipse," or mo
ment of greatest obscuration,
will occur precisely at sunrise;
for all points in the state east of
that line, the middle of eclipse
will occur shortly after sunrise,
and more than half of the eclipse
-will be visible; ;for all points in ;
the state west of that line, the 1
middle of eclipse will have pass-;
ed before sunrise, and less than '
half the "eclipse will be visible !
"'The greatest degree of obscur- j
ation visible in different parts of
the state varies in a complicated '
manner, but in a general way it
may be said that in the extreme
northwestern part of the state
only about one-tenth of the j
sun's diameter will appear ob-
scured, while in the extreme
southeastern part nearly one-;
fourth Of the diameter will be
obscured: at other points within
th'e state the amount of obscur
ation will fall within these limits.
' Springfield, Ore. I
jan. zt, iyio. j
: -Mr. Gard Miller.
'ri one cent due on all advertised
4 HARRY M. STEWART.
A new Colgate soap at
Save 1-3 by buying Rexall
School Tablet"? at Peery's,
for Sale, "Rem, Wanted, Etc.
FOR SALE 2 stoves, Call The
Ne ws offlce
LOST Ring, 1 white and 1 red
" agate. Reward. Return to
Dr. J. E,. Richmon. .
FOR SALE Nearly new 6-hole
Banquet steel range with hot
water coil arid connection. Al
so two' small heating stoves.
See Beebe at Peery's drug
the whereabouts of
Elmer and Charlie Woods who
worked at Saginaw during the
summer of 1914 hauling wood
Any information would be ap
preciated, Address Peder Op
hus, Eugene, 'Ore. Jan. 27-13
LOOK INTO THIS At Once the
1 west Ys fractional block 58,
west' end; of D street. IJouse
'barn, wood shed, boarded well
58 feet ddep; worth At least
';'?1,000. If taken at once $600.
Write tb bwiifer'E; E' Basey",
' OrosLXallfijL, ' ; ,
Not Good Weather to,
Advertise, Say the Merchants
We don't think so. Therefore, we ,
take this opportunity to call your
attention to the superior news ser
vice of the Lane County News.
Turn Back to Page One
Note the many stories of Spring
field's Progress. No other paper
is so interested in the welfare of
Springfield. Dont you think it
worth $1.50 for a whole year
Drop in at the office and pay for a
year, then you'll be getting the
news fresh, twice a week. If you
can't come, phone. We want you
on our list.
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