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Once a catchphrase starts being circulated, it takes on a life of its own. And so the news media have been declaring, with unusual unanimity, that the solar eclipse scheduled for 10:23 this morning, Pacific Daylight Time, is “the only total eclipse of the sun in Canada in the last century.”
That is simply wrong.
I know, because I experienced a total eclipse of the sun on July 10, 1972, in Nova Scotia.
Perhaps there’s some excuse for the claim about this being the “only total eclipse in Canada in the last century.” Nova Scotia was the only populated part of Canada to witness the 1972 eclipse. Otherwise, the arc of totality swept across the high Ar
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: eclipse, Nova Scotia, Tatamagouche, 1972