English Title

On the atmosphere of the moon as proved by the last annular solar eclipse

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

142

Fuss Index

648

Original Language

French

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1750

Written Date

1748

Content Summary

Euler's goal in this paper is to show that certain phenomena observed during the eclipse of July 25, 1748 are evidence that the moon has an atmosphere which is almost 200 times less dense than that of the Earth. (Based on Eric Aiton's introduction to Opera Omnia Series II, Volume 31.)

Original Source Citation

Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 4, pp. 103-121.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 31, pp.239-256.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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