Map of the course of the Moon's shadow during a solar eclipse, 1851

Map of the course of the Moon's shadow during a solar eclipse, 1851
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Plate taken from the 'Illustrated London News', showing the track of the shadow cast by the Moon acros Europe during the total eclipse of the Sun which occurred on 28 July 1851. The track shows that the total eclipse would first become visible just off the course of Norway, and could then be seen by anyone within a narrow band pasing acros eastern Europe and the Black Sea and carrying on into the Middle East.

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