By the bye, Barbicane, have the Selenites eclipses?"
"Yes, eclipses of the sun," replied Barbicane, "when the centers of the three orbs are on a line, the earth being in the middle.
The result is that when there are eclipses, the moon finds itself beyond the cone of pure shadow, and that the sun sends her its rays, not only from its edges, but also from its center."
"Then," said Michel, in a merry tone, "why are there eclipses, when there ought not to be any?"
"I hope that eclipse will come off," said Sir Henry presently.
"If it does not it will soon be all up with us," I answered mournfully; "for so sure as we are living men some of those chiefs will tell the whole story to the king, and then there will be another sort of eclipse, and one that we shall certainly not like."
"I am waiting for that eclipse," I answered; "I have had my eye on the moon for the last half-hour, and I never saw it look healthier."
"Eclipses always come up to time; at least that is my experience of them, and it especially states that this one will be visible in South Africa.
I acquiesced, though doubtfully, for eclipses are queer cattle to deal with--it might be a cloudy night, for instance, or our dates might be wrong--and sent Umbopa to summon the chiefs back.
I saw the black central shadow of the eclipse
sweeping towards me.
APP on Wednesday that all phases of partial moon eclipse
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) sources told reporter on Wednesday that all phases of partial moon eclipse
were visible in the country.