Solar eclipses are rare and phenomenal events.
These extraordinary events only take place when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned in a three-dimensional angle. In modern times, people have taken their personal recordings of the rare event to social media and streaming sites.
However, in the past, such sightings were restricted to pioneering dabblers of photography and people with access to sophisticated instruments.
The oldest known visual evidence of a solar eclipse has been recently rediscovered by researchers. The grainy film was recorded with a prototype telescope camera by magician cum photographer, Nevil Maskelyne, in 1900.
Scientists are astonished at the rare find of the surviving film that reveals a timeless cosmic process.