Ecliopse of the Sun

Ecliopse of the Sun
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


"Poster produced for the First Great Western Railway, promoting rail travel to Devon and Cornwall for the 1999 total eclipse of the Sun, showing light emerging from behind Lanyon Quoit, also known as 'Giant's Table'. Lanyon Quoit in Cornwall is believed to be the remains of an ancient burial chamber or monument, and the capstone alone measures 2.7 x 5.25 metres. In August 1999, visitors flocked to the West Country, where the most dramatic effects of the eclipse could be seen."

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