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Glass positive photograph of total solar eclipse

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Date: 1919  Place: Sobral, Brazil  (Accession num: 1920-18)

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Headline: Solar eclipses and bendy light show the world that Einstein was right!

Summary: The total eclipse of 1919, seen here in a photograph taken from Sobral in Brazil, gave British Astrophysicist Sir Arthur Eddington a rare chance to test Einstein's new theory of gravity. By observing the eclipse from 2 separate locations on opposite sides of the Atlantic, Sir Eddington showed that a group of stars behind the sun appeared in different positions! Thus, he proved Einstein's theory that gravity could bend light.
Source: http://www.1919eclipse.org/1919eclipse.php

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