The Viele Map

Created by Egbert L. Viele in 1865, the Sanitary and Topographical Map of the City and Island of New York (aka the Viele map), shows the pre-grid, natural state of the island, including some 500 hills, 88 miles of streams, 21 ponds and 300 springs.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse, Every 15 Minutes

The last time a lunar eclipse occurred on the winter solstice was in 1638.   Back then, New Amsterdam had a population of about 300 people speaking more than a dozen languages.  If the eclipse had been visible in this part of the world, here’s what they would have seen…
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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting these pictures! I am in central Europe and the eclipse wasn't visible here. We couldn't even see the moon through all the clouds over Prague last night. Thanks to Amy Vogeltanz who shared your blog link on facebook. Great pictures, thanks again!

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  2. That's just about the coolest thing ever.

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  3. Bobby...very cool..it's raining and cloudy here in Vegas...

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  4. That is neat. I wish that I could have seen it, but the clouds were too thick for that.

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  5. good job Robert. wouln't know, I was asleep.

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  6. I stood outside along for maybe 5 minutes. It was beautiful, but very cold, and no one else was out.

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