image kiessling j_untersuchungen_1888_plate 7
Image number: RS.13544
Credit: ©The Royal Society 2018

Earth shadow and twilight rays, evening

Date

1888

Creator - Organisation

After

Eduard Moritz Pechuël-Loesche (1840-1913, German), Naturalist

Object type

Library reference

RCN46652

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 135mm
width (print): 191mm
height (card support): 192mm
width (card support): 275mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Study of a shadowed landscape with red twilight solar rays on the horizon.

Plate 7 from the book Untersuchungen uber Dämmerungserscheinungen zur Erklarung der nach dem Krakatau-ausbruch beobachteten atmospharisch-optischen Storung, by J. Kiessling (Hamburg, Leopold Voss, 1888).

The plate is inscribed above: ‘Kiessling, Dämmerung-Untersuchungen. Taf. VII.’ Inscribed below: ‘ERDSCHATTEN UND GEGENDAMMERUNG MIT DAMMERUNGSSTRAHLEN, WELCHE NACH DEM GEGENPUNKT DER SONNE CONVERGIEREN (ABEND). [Earth's shadow and twilight with twilight rays converging towards the opposite point of the sun, evening.] Pechuel-Loesche.nach einer Vorlage von Busch. Chromolithographie von Leo Kempner & Co. in Hamburg. Verlag von Leopold Voss in Hamburg (und Leipzig).’

Karl Johann Kiessling (1839-1905) German physicist, replicated twilight glow phenomena in the laboratory.

Eduard Moritz Pechuël-Loesche (1840-1913) German naturalist and watercolour painter who travelled widely, including on expeditions to the Congo, Africa.