Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Friday the 13th partial solar eclipse

Friday the 13th partial solar eclipse

Dec. 13, 1974: View through fog of partial solar eclipse at 7 a.m. In the foreground is St. Vibiana’s Cathedral at Main and 2nd streets in downtown Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times’ weather story the next morning included the following eclipse report:

When the sun got up Friday the 13th, a piece was missing from the bright disc shining through the fog.

The partial eclipse, caused when the moon moved between the sun and the earth, was visible at 6:54 a.m. and at its maximum point blocked out 18.5% of the sun. By 7:37 a.m. it was over.

Fog, heavy in some areas, obscured the sight for many but not for hundreds of thousands of others living farther inland. …

This photo by staff photographer Bruce Cox was published on Page One of the Dec. 14, 1974, Los Angeles Times.

Follow Scott Harrison on Twitter and Google+

Thumbnail view of all From the Archive posts.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.


Required, will not be published

Browse All Photos »