Total solar eclipse, St Petersburg, Russia, 1912.
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Photograph showing a time-lapse sequence of seven images of the partial phases and totality seen during the solar eclipse of the 17 April 1912. H Stubington captured this view taken in the late afternoon by observing the event from St Petersburg in Russia. The photograph was achieved by the method of re-exposing the same portion of film at seven instances during the eclipse. With the camera stationary the view shows the relative movement of the Sun and the Moon as well as their joint motion from left to right due to the Earth's rotation.