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Halley's Eclipse: a coup for Newtonian prediction and the selling of science

300 years ago, on the 3rd of May 1715, a rare solar eclipse occurred over England. It was an opportunity too good to miss for those promoting new astronomical theories - and their own careers.
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A total solar eclipse occurred on May 3, 1715.
This total eclipse was visible across England, northern Europe, and northern Asia.
This eclipse is known as Halley's Eclipse, after Edmund Halley (16561742) who predicted this eclipse to within 4 minutes accuracy. Halley observed the eclipse from London where the city of London enjoyed 3 minutes 33 seconds of totality.
 
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Edmund Halley's total solar eclipse
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A total solar eclipse occurred on May 3, 1715.
This eclipse is known as Halley's Eclipse, after Edmund Halley (16561742) who predicted this eclipse to within 4 minutes accuracy. Halley observed the eclipse from London where the city of London enjoyed 3 minutes 33 seconds of totality.

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