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Thomas Jefferson and the 1811 Constitution Day Eclipse

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As Americans anxiously await next week’s total eclipse of the sun, many are making plans not only to observe it, but also to record their observations in order to calculate their longitude.

Or maybe not…But in 1811, when the solar eclipse that occurred on Constitution Day was visible in central Virginia, that is exactly what Thomas Jefferson did.

https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2017/08/thomas-jefferson-and-the-1811-constitution-day-eclipse/

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