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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


16"x20" (51x41cm) Metal Print

Experience the historic moment of scientific discovery with our Media Storehouse Metal Prints featuring the 1919 Solar Eclipse by Science Photo Library. Witness the awe-inspiring images of this rare astronomical event, captured by British astronomer Arthur Eddington, which confirmed Albert Einstein's groundbreaking theory of General Relativity. Our high-quality Metal Prints bring vibrant colors and stunning detail to your walls, making this an essential addition to any home or office space for science enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, our metal photo prints go beyond traditional canvases, adding a cool, modern touch to your space. Wall mount on back. Eco-friendly 100% post-consumer recycled ChromaLuxe aluminum surface. The thickness of the print is 0.045". Featuring a Scratch-resistant surface and Rounded corners. Backing hangers are attached to the back of the print and float the print 1/2-inch off the wall when hung, the choice of hanger may vary depending on size and International orders will come with Float Mount hangers only. Finished with a brilliant white high gloss surface for unsurpassed detail and vibrance. Printed using Dye-Sublimation and for best care we recommend a non-ammonia glass cleaner, water, or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to prevent harming the print surface. We recommend using a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe off the print. The ultra-hard surface is scratch-resistant, waterproof and weatherproof. Avoid direct sunlight exposure.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 51.4cm x 41.2cm (20.2" x 16.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) 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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