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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


10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of historic photographic prints: a captivating addition to any home or office. This particular print showcases an iconic moment in scientific history - the 1919 solar eclipse. Witness the awe-inspiring image captured by renowned British astronomer Arthur Eddington. These prints, the second of three in the set, offer a unique glimpse into the past, providing a tangible connection to the groundbreaking discovery that confirmed Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. Immerse yourself in the rich history of science with this stunning, high-quality photographic print from Media Storehouse.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 20.3cm (10" x 8")

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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