A modern view of the 1919 solar eclipse

The image shown here is arguably the highest resolution image of the 1919 eclipse. Itis the result of applying modern image processing techniques — including image restoration, noise reduction, and removal of artifacts — to a copy of a glass photographic platedeveloped by Eddington and Crommelin. It unveils stunning details in the solar corona, a giant prominence emerging from the upper right part of the Sun, and stars in the constellation of Taurus (The Bull) that were used to confirm general relativity’s predictions. To read the full story, click here.

Credit:

ESO/Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl/F. W. Dyson, A. S. Eddington, & C. Davidson

About the Image

Id:1919-solar-eclipse
Type:Observation
Release date:1 July 2019, 06:00
Size:23800 x 14191 px

About the Object

Name:Eclipse, Sun
Type:Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Eclipse : Solar : Total
Category:Solar System

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