• Short Summary

    Footage of a total eclipse in Cape Colony.

  • Description

    L/S's of picturesque countryside on Calvina, Cape Colony. The commentator says that scientists have arrived here to study the solar eclipse. Several shots of scientist Doctor Jackson with very large telescope. The telescopes are prepared for taking photographs of the eclipse.

    L/S's and M/S of Pathe cameraman setting up camera on a hill. M/S's of numerous kids watching the eclipse. L/S's of the shadow moving across the Sun until it is completely covered. Good footage of the corona.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1298.15
    Media URN:
    43063
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:17:00 / 01:26:56:00
    Canister:
    NSP 246

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