Lunar eclipse, 1906.


For the first time in a long time, we saw once again a lunar eclipse. We first announced this eclipse several weeks ago, and it did happen on the night and hour reported. This was a clear and calm night, without a cloud when the moon appeared above Puowaina. And when the queen of the night revealed her farthest projecting light, seen was a smoke-like haze gently rising directly beneath the moon. This smoky haze continued to gently creep until it blanketed the moon, and at that time darkness bit completely away above the town and it was as if there was no moon that night. This eclipse lasted for some hours, and her reappearance began, but the shadow leaving the moon was not witnessed because floating clouds soon covered and hid this marvelous sight which the people were out for with much delight.

A total eclipse of the moon will be seen again at dawn of the 4th of August of this very year. There will be three partial eclipses of the sun seen this year, but they will not be seen here.

[How was your view of the eclipse last night?]

(Aloha Aina, 2/10/1906, p. 5)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XI, Helu 6, Aoao 5. Feberuari 10, 1906.

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