Observations of a probable change in the solar radius between 1715 and 1979.

@article{Dunham1980ObservationsOA,
  title={Observations of a probable change in the solar radius between 1715 and 1979.},
  author={David W. Dunham and S. Sofia and A. D. Fiala and Delbert L Herald and P M Muller},
  journal={Science},
  year={1980},
  volume={210 4475},
  pages={1243-5}
}
Solar eclipses were observed from locations near both edges of the paths of totality in England in 1715, in Australia in 1976, and in North America in 1979. Analysis of these observations shows that the solar radius has contracted by 0.34 +/- 0.2 arc second in 264 years. 

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