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Solar Eclipses: Past and Present

Solar Corona. Image taken from the Command and Service Module (CSM) during the Apollo 11 mission while on a near circular lunar equatorial orbit. Original film magazine was labeled U. Film type is 3400 Panatomic-X film emusion on a 2.5 mil Estar polyester base

The National Archives’ holdings contain a variety of interesting records related to previous solar eclipses. Check them out in our catalog.