Newspaper Image 1 of The New York times (New-York [N.Y.]), December 14, 1919
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN WITH THE SPECTROHELIOGRAPH OF THE MOUNT WILSON TOWER TELESCOPE, MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY, CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHING
TON USING THE RED LIGHT OF HYDROGEN, WITH EVERY PERFECTED METHOD INTRODUCED SINCE THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF THE KIND WAS OBTAINED
ON MOUNT WILSON IN 1908.
The sun is here shown as it would appear to an eye capable of seeing
the red light of hydrogen, revealing the
deep, with its whirling storms, resembling tornadoes on the earth, but of colos
sal size, centring in sun spots. This atmosphere is perfectly transparent to
some of which occasionally attain heights of 200,000 miles or more. The
The large, dark objects, irregular in shape, are prominence
solar atmosphere thousands of miles
diameter of the earth on the same scale, as shown in the lower left corner of
this reproduction, would be thirteen-hundredths of
This photograph, with the sun's present spots clearly defined, draws added
interest just now from the evidently groundless but apparently serious alarm
which has swept over parts of the country over predictions, attributed to Pro
fessor Albert Porta of ths University of Michigan, that the earth may be
visited between Wednesday and Friday of this week with the worst electric
and weather catastrophe in history, due to an expected sun spot of unprece
dented size, caused by the combined "electro-magnetic pull" of the six planets,
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, which will be ranged
about that time on the same side of the sun. "Interesting, if true," has been, in
effect, the comment of leading astronomers of the country, who have discussed
the prophecy, though admitting that the relative positions, on next Wednesday,
of the planets named will be as stated. The sun's diameter is 860,000 miles.
About This Newspaper
- The New York times (New-York [N.Y.]), December 14, 1919
- Other Title
- Combined New York morning newspapers
- Combined New York Sunday newspapers
- Contributor Names
- Library of Congress
- Place of Publication
- New-York [N.Y.]
- Created / Published
- New-York [N.Y.], December 14, 1919
- Subject Headings
- - New York (N.Y.)--Newspapers
- - New York County (N.Y.)--Newspapers
- - New York (State)--New York
- - New York (State)--New York County
- - Newspapers
- - United States--New York--New York--New York
- - Daily, Apr. 21, 1861-
- - Vol. 6, no. 1868 (Sept. 14, 1857)-
- - Suspended Dec. 12-28, 1958; Dec. 20, 1962-Mar. 1963; Sept. 17-Oct. 10, 1965; and Aug. 10-Nov. 5, 1978.
- - Also issued in a continuously updated online version with title: New York times on the web.
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- - Large type ed.: New York times large type weekly, 1967-
- - Sunday issue also includes issues of: The New York times book review.
- - Semiweekly eds.: Semi-weekly times (New York, N.Y.), 1857-1867, and: New-York semi-weekly times, 1867-<1880>
- - Weekly ed.: New-York weekly times, 1857-<1896>.
- - Issued monthly in a reduced size publication titled: Little times, <1924-1928>.
- - Latest issue consulted: Vol. 151, no. 52,028 (Feb. 13, 2002).
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