image twilight_portugal
Image number: RS.11952
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Twilight at sea off the coast of Portugal’

Date

ca. 1890s

After

Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900, British), Astronomer

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 178mm
width (print): 261mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape
space
   > Solar system
      > Sun
space
   > star

Description

Marine landscape showing the sun setting over the sea off the coast of Portugal, with two stars visible in the sky.

Inscribed ‘TWILIGHT AT SEA OFF THE COAST OF PORTUGAL (LAT. 40° 29’ N. LONG. 10° 0’ W.) HALF AN HOUR AFTER SUNSET AND TOO SOON FOR A VIEW OF THE ZODIACAL LIGHT, MARCH 1, 1872. (AFTER PLATE BY C. PIAZZI SMYTH IN VOL.XIV OF “ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE IN THE ROAYL OBSERVATORY EDINBURGH”.)’

Plate from Our Earth and Its Story, by Robert Brown (Cassell, c.1890s)

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > Portugal