Accession Number : AD0613978

Title :   OBSERVATIONAL DATA FROM THE ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 31 JULY 1962,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Veisig,G. S. ; Molchanov,A. P.

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Observations were made at Bamako in the Republic of Mali on the central line of the eclipse at a point with coordinates lambda = 8 deg 00 min 06 sec W, phi = 12 deg 38 min 03 sec N, at 320 m above sea level. Information reported indicates that the following active formations were on the sun on eclipse day and may have been associated with an increase in radio emission: four flocculi with an intensity of 1 and one flocculus with an intensity of 3. The coronal lines were weak and there were no sunspots or pores, but on the day before the eclipse the group of spots labeled No. 113 with a total area S sub p = 12 was observed within the limits of the intense flocculus (the maximum value S sub p = 92 was observed on 22 July). This group had disintegrated by eclipse time, but their source did continue to emit at lambda 3.16 cm. The location of the source is marked on a figure, which also contains a synoptic map of the sun, the path of the moon, and the graphs of the eclipse (ephemeris time).

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR ECLIPSES, ASTRONOMY), (*ASTRONOMY, SOLAR ECLIPSES), SUNSPOTS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, ELECTRONIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, USSR

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