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Predicted path of the 1860 solar eclipse. Historical chart showing the predicted passage of the shadow of the moon, caused by the solar eclipse of 18th July 1860. The shadow (shaded band) passes through Spain. Maps like this were intended to make astronomical events accessible to everyday people, and to publicise the work of the scientists and publishers involved.
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