Solar eclipse, historical publication

Solar eclipse, historical publication

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Solar eclipse. Historical German publication produced in 1715 to commemorate the solar eclipse of 3 May of that year. The picture at bottom shows the city of Leipzig, Germany, during the eclipse. The city can be seen at back, surrounded by its city wall, with people going about their lives in the foreground. The moon can be seen passing in front of the sun at upper right of the city. See image V700/0501 for the picture of Leipzig on its own.

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