Eclipses of this Year.
If our friends think back, they will remember our publishing of these directions below written by W. D. Alexander [W. D. Alekanedero], in our paper’s first presentation on the 9th of December, 1875. One week from this day the moon will be partially eclipsed as seen below:
In the year 1876, there will be four passing eclipses. Two of the sun, and two of the moon, like this:
1 The moon will be partially eclipsed on the 9th of March. It will begin at 6:50 in the evening, and it will end at 8:50 in the evening; at Honolulu time.
2 There will be a total solar eclipse on March 25; it will be seen in its entirety in the North Pacific and South America. It will not be seen in its entirety here, but it will be almost a total eclipse. It will begin at 7:30 in the morning, and it will conclude at 5½ minutes past 10 o’clock in the morning, at Honolulu time. It will be totally eclipsed at 48¼ minutes past 8 o’clock; the total amount of the eclipse will be 0.94.
3 The moon will be partially eclipsed on the 3rd of September; it will not be seen however here in Hawaii.
4 The sun will be totally eclipsed on the 17th of September, and will be seen in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji; but it will not be seen in Hawaii nei. W. D. A.
[Today we will be having not a lunar eclipse, but a partial solar eclipse which begins at 4:33 in the afternoon and ends at 6:33 in the evening, Hawaii time! Do you have your viewing glasses ready?]
(Lahui Hawaii, 3/2/1876, p. 3)
Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 10, Aoao 3. Maraki 2, 1876.