Canadians to study 1970 eclipse
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 50, Issue 1, page 13, January 1969
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1969), Canadians to study 1970 eclipse, Eos Trans. AGU, 50(1), 13–13, doi:10.1029/EO050i001p00013-06.(
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The National Research Council of Canada has announced that Canadian scientists will launch a series of high-altitude sounding rockets from a temporary launching site on the southeast coast of Nova Scotia during the March 7, 1970, total eclipse of the sun. The Canadians will fire four Black Brant III rockets into the upper atmosphere. The first will be fired six minutes before the moon begins to pass in front of the Sun to measure the undisturbed daytime ionization. The other three will be fired at intervals when the sun is more than 80% obscured, a period of maximum change of ionization.