Various shots of Japanese islanders and a group of American and Japanese scientists viewing a solar eclipse
Rebun Jima, Japan
MS and CU Native islanders grabbing pieces of film being handed out to view the solar eclipse on Rebun Jima, a small Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, off Northern Japan. MS Wooden shack observation post. CU American and Japanese scientists getting observation post and equipment ready. CU 'Native' men and women looking through pieces of fogged film up at the sun. LS Sun partly eclipsed. CU Scientists adjusting instruments. LS Eclipse at more advanced stage. CU Islander viewing eclipse through film. LS Eclipse crescent shaped. CU Japanese scientist viewing eclipse through optical instrument. LS Sun nearly totally eclipsed. MS Pan across islanders (lying on the ground ?) viewing. LS Sun eclipsed. MS Natives viewing. LS Sun nearly clear after the eclipse.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 20/5048.