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1999 eclipse viewer

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Date: 1999  Place: Guernsey  (Accession num: 1999-1176)

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Summary: On Wednesday, 11 August 1999, soon after 11:00,a.m. the UK was treated to a total solar eclipse - it was the first in 70 years. Looking directly at an eclipse can be extremely dangerous - so many special eclipse viewers were handed out. Some came as free gifts with magazines, others were handed out at schools.
Source: http://www.arm.ac.uk/eclipse99.html

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