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"Exploring the vast wonders of our solar system, from the mesmerizing Aztec calendar to the captivating colors of the Aurora Australis at Blue Hour

Background imageSolar Collection: Trundholm Sun Chariot

Trundholm Sun Chariot
The Trundholm Sun Chariot is a late Nordic branze Age artifact discovered in Denmark that has been interpreted as a dispiction of the sun being pulled by a mare that may have relation to later Norse

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar system planets

Solar system planets. Artwork showing the Sun (left) and the eight planets of the solar system and their orbits. From left to right they are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

Background imageSolar Collection: Aztec calendar

Aztec calendar
A polychrome facsimile of the Piedra del Sol (Sun Stone) or Aztec calendar also know as a Tonalpohualli. Date: 1479

Background imageSolar Collection: Total solar eclipse with corona

Total solar eclipse with corona
Total solar eclipse. Digitally enhanced composite of 22 images of the total solar eclipse of 11 August 1999. The solar corona (white) has been enhanced, highlighting outlying waves and filaments

Background imageSolar Collection: Colourful display of the Aurora Australis over an island in the ocean at Blue Hour

Colourful display of the Aurora Australis over an island in the ocean at Blue Hour
A colourful display of the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights over Betsey Island, Tasmania with the Milky Way above, taken during Blue Hour

Background imageSolar Collection: Saturn in natural color, photographed by Cassini

Saturn in natural color, photographed by Cassini
Saturn. Sixth planet from the Sun. Photograph taken by the Cassini-Huygens

Background imageSolar Collection: Diamond ring effect

Diamond ring effect seen during the total solar eclipse of 11th August 1999. This effect may be seen just before or after totality

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar prominence

Solar prominence. Ultraviolet SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) satellite image of a solar prominence (bottom left)

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar system planets

Solar system planets. Computer artwork of the eight planets of the solar system, which are arrayed from left to right in order of distance from the Sun (left)

Background imageSolar Collection: Picture No. 11672641

Picture No. 11672641
Northern Lights. Date:

Background imageSolar Collection: Ancient Egyptian Writing

Ancient Egyptian Writing
1. Cat cuts off serpent head 2. Ani and his wife, Tutu, adoring the scarab-headed god Khepera on the Solar Bark 3. The god Atum in Solar Bark 4. Couchant lion on pedestal

Background imageSolar Collection: A total eclipse of the Sun as seen from being in Earths orbit

A total eclipse of the Sun as seen from being in Earths orbit

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar system planets and sun

Solar system planets and sun
Solar system. Computer artwork showing the Sun and planets of the Solar System. The planets are arranged in order of distance from the massive Sun (at top)

Background imageSolar Collection: Annular solar eclipse, artwork

Annular solar eclipse, artwork. An eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the Sun. Here, the Moon is at a distant point in its orbit

Background imageSolar Collection: Copernicus / Solar System

Copernicus / Solar System
The solar system according to Copernicus where Earth rotates daily on axis and, with other plants, revolves around the Sun

Background imageSolar Collection: Main components of the Solar System

Main components of the Solar System
Panoramic artwork showing the relative distances of the planets from the Sun

Background imageSolar Collection: Total solar eclipse, 29 / 03 / 2006

Total solar eclipse, 29 / 03 / 2006
Total solar eclipse. Sequence of images of the sun during a total solar eclipse. The disc of the moon is seen moving over the disc of the sun

Background imageSolar Collection: Model of Russian Molniya-1 satellite

Model of Russian Molniya-1 satellite
Molniya 1 communications satellite. Model of a Molniya-1 military communications satellite in its orbital configuration. Molniya-1 was the first attempt by the Soviet Union to provide satellite-based

Background imageSolar Collection: Egyptian Art. Temple of Kom Ombo. Sekhmet, the lion-headed g

Egyptian Art. Temple of Kom Ombo. Sekhmet, the lion-headed g
Egyptian Art. Temple of Kom Ombo. Ptolemaic Dynasty. 2nd century B.C. Dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and falcon god Haroeris

Background imageSolar Collection: Aurora borealis (Northern lights) over Basalt stack Hvitserkur on the Vatnsnes peninsula, Iceland

Aurora borealis (Northern lights) over Basalt stack Hvitserkur on the Vatnsnes peninsula, Iceland. Landscape photography. Courtesy of NASA

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar panel with sun

Solar panel with sun

Background imageSolar Collection: Einstein and Eddington, 1930

Einstein and Eddington, 1930
Einstein and Eddington. German-born physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), at left, was famous for his theories of relativity

Background imageSolar Collection: Aurora borealis, northern lights at midnight east of Boise, Idaho following an unusually

Aurora borealis, northern lights at midnight east of Boise, Idaho following an unusually
USA, Idaho. Aurora borealis, northern lights at midnight east of Boise

Background imageSolar Collection: Book of the Dead Plate 2

Book of the Dead Plate 2
INVOCATION TO OSIRIS Ani and his wife make offerings; Isis and Nephthys (sisters of Osiris) kneel in adoration to Tat, symbol of Osiris on Solar Mount

Background imageSolar Collection: Statue of the Goddess Sakhmet. Egypt

Statue of the Goddess Sakhmet. Egypt
Statue of the Lion Goddess Sakhmet. Diorite. Reign of Amenophis III. C. 1400-1365 BC. Origin unknown. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageSolar Collection: Stonehenge at sunrise

Stonehenge at sunrise. This ancient arrangement of large standing stones (megaliths) on Salisbury Plain, England, is thought to have been built around 2000 BC by neolithic peoples

Background imageSolar Collection: Goddess Sekhmet, Sculpture. Medinet Habu. Egypt

Goddess Sekhmet, Sculpture. Medinet Habu. Egypt
Goddess Sekhmet, goddess of war, represented with head of a lioness and the human body and crowned with the solar disk. Sculpture in the mortuary temple of Ramses III (1187-1156 BC). New Kingdom

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar activity, SDO image C023 / 8088

Solar activity, SDO image C023 / 8088
Solar activity, SDO image. Coloured image of the surface of the Sun, showing one of an unusual series of eruptions that led to a series of fast puffs

Background imageSolar Collection: The Globe KD2G-2 Firefly target drone

The Globe KD2G-2 Firefly target drone was powered by a Solar PJ32 8 pulsejet. Men of the Naval Air Technical Training Unit developing drone target aircraft push the drone around on its launcher to

Background imageSolar Collection: Total solar eclipse

Total solar eclipse
The large, shining corona of the Sun, seen during the total solar eclipse of 11 July 1991 from Baja Caifornia, Mexico. The visible corona is in fact the overlapping K-corona and F-corona

Background imageSolar Collection: Egyptian solar system model

Egyptian solar system model
Solar System. An engraving depicting the layout of the Solar System. It is shown as the route taken by a scarab beetle. The path starts at the Earth (centre) and passes out to the heavens (top)

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar photovoltaic panels on roof Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth Wales UK

Solar photovoltaic panels on roof Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth Wales UK
MAB-1005 Solar photovoltaic panels on roof Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth Wales UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar eclipse, 18th century artwork

Solar eclipse, 18th century artwork
Solar eclipse. 18th century diagram showing the principles behind solar eclipses. Figure I shows difference in appearance between total (B) and annular (A) eclipses

Background imageSolar Collection: The solar eclipse pictured behind the Silhouette of the Liver Bird on a tower of

The solar eclipse pictured behind the Silhouette of the Liver Bird on a tower of the Royal Liver Building. 11th August 1999

Background imageSolar Collection: SOLAR PANELS 1929

SOLAR PANELS 1929
Solar panels on the roof of a house will capture the suns heat during the summer and store it to heat the house in the bleak mid-winter. Date: 1929

Background imageSolar Collection: International Space Station

International Space Station (ISS) in orbit. Computer artwork of the final configuration of the ISS research facilty after all its components have been added. It is due to be completed in 2010

Background imageSolar Collection: Sunlight underwater

Sunlight underwater. Photographed in the Maldives

Background imageSolar Collection: Comparative Orbits

Comparative Orbits
A diagram of the relative orbit distances of planets in the Solar System and the variable light hitting the Earth during different seasons

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar System 1860

Solar System 1860
The solar system as known to Victorian astronomers, Neptune is the farthest out - they have yet to learn about Pluto, which will not be located until 1930

Background imageSolar Collection: Facade of building covered in Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels for sustainable power

Facade of building covered in Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels for sustainable power generation, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Background imageSolar Collection: Solar Eclipse Over Shiprock

Solar Eclipse Over Shiprock
Michael Zheng

Background imageSolar Collection: New York's new solar system, 1898

New York's new solar system, 1898
1579890 New York's new solar system, 1898; (add.info.: Colour lithograph titled New York's new solar system created by Udo J Keppler (1872-1956)

Background imageSolar Collection: A diagram of the Solar system, showing the orbits of some of the minor planets, 19th century

A diagram of the Solar system, showing the orbits of some of the minor planets, 19th century
5311394 A diagram of the Solar system, showing the orbits of some of the minor planets, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1880); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSolar Collection: The projection of a partial solar Eclipse

The projection of a partial solar Eclipse
5310216 The projection of a partial solar Eclipse; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting the projection of a partial solar Eclipse through a small hole)

Background imageSolar Collection: Illustration showing a Mance Heliograph, a wireless solar telegraph that signals by flashes of

Illustration showing a Mance Heliograph, a wireless solar telegraph that signals by flashes of sunlight
5311590 Illustration showing a Mance Heliograph, a wireless solar telegraph that signals by flashes of sunlight (generally using Morse code) reflected by a mirror

Background imageSolar Collection: A diagram of the Solar system, showing the orbits of some of the minor planets, 19th century

A diagram of the Solar system, showing the orbits of some of the minor planets, 19th century
5311318 A diagram of the Solar system, showing the orbits of some of the minor planets, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1880); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSolar Collection: An engraving depicting sun dogs, and solar rainbows. A sun dog is an atmospheric optical

An engraving depicting sun dogs, and solar rainbows. A sun dog is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a
5311255 An engraving depicting sun dogs, and solar rainbows. A sun dog is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to the left or right of the Sun

Background imageSolar Collection: Sir Norman Lockyer

Sir Norman Lockyer
5309992 Sir Norman Lockyer; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Sir Norman Lockyer observing the solar spectrum through multiple-prism spectroscope fitted to a refracting telescope)



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"Exploring the vast wonders of our solar system, from the mesmerizing Aztec calendar to the captivating colors of the Aurora Australis at Blue Hour. Witnessing Saturn's natural beauty through Cassini's lens and marveling at the majestic solar prominence. Admiring the enchanting diamond ring effect during celestial events. Picture No. 11672641 captures a moment of awe-inspiring cosmic harmony. Trundholm Sun Chariot reminds us of ancient civilizations' fascination with our radiant sun, just like Ancient Egyptian writing that tells tales of their reverence for this celestial body. And in Earth's orbit, experiencing the breathtaking spectacle of a total eclipse, where darkness meets light in perfect alignment with our solar system planets and sun. "