Science Art: Total Eclipse of the Sun, by E.L. Trouvelot, 1881-1882

Total Eclipse of the Sun, Observed July 29, 1878 at Creston, Wyoming Territory, 1881-1882
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From the description at the New York Public Library Digital Gallery page:

Total eclipse of the sun. Observed July 29, 1878, at Creston, Wyoming Territory. (1881-1882)

The man who drew this astronomical illustration, Etienne Leopold Trouvelot, is mainly remembered by science today for something unfortunately less aesthetically appealing: He’s the man who introduced the gypsy moth to America. A keen observer of the sky, but not so good with anticipating outcomes. All he wanted was more silk… possibly just to keep his lenses clean.