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1836 - Bailey's Beads observed
Francis Bailey observes and explains why shortly before and after a total eclipse of the Sun light spots appear around the Moon: it is its uneven surface with many craters and mountains that lets more or less light through. The phenomenon is known as Bailey's beads.
1857 - Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming born
Astronomer Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming saw the day of light on 15 May 1857. She reached for the stars and developed a classification based on their spectra, discovered white dwarfs and the Horsehead Nebula.
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