Total Solar Eclipses of July 29, 1878 and August 21, 2017

January 18, 2019

Trouvelot eclipse July 29  1878 and solar eclipse totality  corona  Bailey's beads and proms 082117 (2)

Photographer: John Stetson 
Summary Author: John Stetson 

The astronomer and artist, Leopold Trouvelot, created a chromolithograph to document the July 29, 1878 total solar eclipse that he observed with a 6.5-inch refractor telescope. The close-up of his chromolithograph shows prominence activity and the Sun's corona. His artistic rendering appears to be remarkable in its similarity to a photograph of another total solar eclipse 139 years later, observed from Fort Laramie, Wyoming on August 21, 2017.

I noticed is that when these two images are viewed together they can appear in 3D (three dimensional) as if you were using a stereoscope. Click here to learn how to see this using cross-eyed viewing techniques.