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The Wang Eclipse

Bob de Hilster
Year: 2012 Pages: 4
The Wang eclipse has two bumps in the gravitational curve that have not been explained and therefore are called anomalies. This eclipse happened on March 9 of 1997 and Qien Shen Wang recorded the gravitational acceleration on the surface of the earth during a full eclipse. The results of the measurements are reported in the paper titled ?Precise measurement of gravity variations during a total solar eclipse? [1]. The interesting point of his result is that the visual eclipse is shown in relation to the gravitational eclipse. If the measurements are accurate, we can then determine the speed of gravity relative to the speed of light. Also the two large bumps imply that the mass of the corona is very high. With the proper equations the speed of gravity and the mass of the corona can be determined.