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1919 solar eclipse

1919 solar eclipse. Image 2 of 3. This set of images, taken by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), confirmed Einsteins theory of general relativity. The stars near the Sun appear slightly shifted because their light is curved by its gravitational field. This shift is only noticeable during a solar eclipse as at other times the Suns brightness obscures the stars. This is a total solar eclipse, when the moon fits over the Sun so only its corona (atmosphere) is visible. Image taken form Principe Island, Gulf of Guinea, on 29 May 1919. For a sequence of the eclipse see R506/416-R506/418

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1900s Astrophysical Astrophysics Corona Cosmology Eclipsing Einstein Gravitational Field Gravity Moon Shift Solar Eclipse Solar System Star Stars Total Eclipse Totality Eddington Gulf Of Guinea Mono Chrome Shifted


12"x10" Modern Frame

Introducing the Media Storehouse Framed Prints collection, featuring this captivating image of the 1919 Solar Eclipse. Witness the historic moment when British astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington's observations confirmed Albert Einstein's groundbreaking theory of General Relativity. This set of three images, provided by Science Photo Library, offers a unique glimpse into the past and the pivotal role this event played in shaping our understanding of the universe. Each print is meticulously framed to preserve and showcase the exquisite detail and historical significance of this iconic image. Bring a piece of scientific history into your home or office and ignite conversations with the Media Storehouse Framed Print of the 1919 Solar Eclipse.

10x8 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexi glass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")

Estimated Product Size is 30.5cm x 25.4cm (12" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This print captures the historic 1919 solar eclipse, a pivotal moment in scientific history. British astronomer Arthur Eddington's meticulous work confirmed Einstein's groundbreaking theory of general relativity. In this image, the stars surrounding the Sun appear subtly shifted due to their light being curved by the immense gravitational field of our star. This phenomenon is only observable during a solar eclipse when the Sun's brilliance doesn't overpower these minute shifts. The photograph showcases a total solar eclipse, where the Moon perfectly aligns with and obscures most of the Sun, revealing only its ethereal corona or atmosphere. Taken on May 29th, 1919 from Principe Island in the Gulf of Guinea, this snapshot encapsulates an extraordinary celestial event that forever changed our understanding of space and time. Intriguingly monochrome yet rich with historical significance, this image symbolizes humanity's relentless pursuit of knowledge about our universe. It represents a milestone in astrophysics and cosmology while reminding us of how far we have come in unraveling nature's mysteries. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece from Science Photo Library, we are transported back to that fateful day when science triumphed over conventionality. The shifting stars against a darkened sky serve as a testament to human curiosity and ingenuity—an enduring reminder that even amidst darkness, there is always light waiting to be discovered through exploration and scientific inquiry.

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