Photograph of solar eclipse

Made:
1919
part of archive:
John Evershed Archive
maker:
Eddington, Arthur Stanley

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

The photograph was taken during an expedition organised by Arthur Eddington in Brazil. In 1919 British astronomer Arthur Eddington organised two expeditions to view an eclipse and test Einstein's theory of relativity. This image of the solar corona provided the first observational evidence, with the horizontal lines showing where stars, usually behind the Sun, have become visible.

Related people

Details

Extent:
207
255
4
Identifier:
EVER/A/3/E251
Access:
Open Access

Browse this archive