National Geographic : 1949 Mar
Q National Geographic Society T- In Unclouded SkiesRebun Crowds Watch the Sun Passinto Eclipse Massed just outside thecamp barrier, they squint through photographic filmor smoked glass. The moon, too far from the earth tocover the sun completely, leaves a ring of light, an effect ofthe annular eclipse. Kodachromes byMaynard Owen Williams +The Long-awaited Moment Approaches 15Seconds toAnnularity! The air gets chilly asthe sky darkens. Ernest Rubin warms hands inpockets ashewatches one coelostat reflecting the sun's image into acamera lens. Saburo Nakano, aTokyo astronomer, oversees another.