Night sky over London, 19th century

Night sky over London, 19th century

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Night sky over London. This view looks to the south, showing the dense band of stars (far right) that is our Milky Way galaxy seen from the inside. The buildings of London can be seen along the skyline. Artwork published in The Midnight Sky, by the British astronomer Edwin Dunkin. This book was first published in 1869. A revised edition was published in 1891.

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