The record was made by the British illusionist Neville Maskelyne and the American astronomer John Bacon during an expedition to North Carolina. This was Maskelyne’s second attempt to capture a solar eclipse - the first time he shot it in 1898 in India, but that record was stolen.

This video is considered the oldest surviving astronomical movie. Experts scanned each frame, and then brought all the images into a video with a resolution of 4K.