Historical information

An annular eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the Sun and the moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's blocking most of the sun's light and causing the sun to look like an annulus or ring. An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a large region of the earth. In 1916, annularity was only visible in Australia.


This photo card records a rare annular eclipse of the sun as viewed in Warrnambool at 12:45pm on 30 July 1916

Physical description

This Foyle photo card shows the progress of the eclipse of the sun with four images and white writing on a black background. There is hand writing in black ink and other black printing on the rear of the card.

Inscriptions & markings

Front: Middle of the bottom edge "Eclipse of the Sun Warrnambool 12.45. 30.7.16" Bottom right hand corner: "Foyle Photo" Four numbers beside each image. Rear: Foyles Photo Card Studios_Liebig St, Warrnambool; "Warrnambool" handwritten.