First Photo of the Moon: #OnThisDay

On 2nd of January 1839 the first photo of the Moon was taken by French photographer Louis Daguerre.

Image credit: George Eastman Museum, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In March of that same year, his entire laboratory burnt to the ground, destroying all his written records and much of his early experimental work–and that historical image of the moon. A year later, John William Draper, an American doctor and chemist, took his own daguerreotype of the moon

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Today, the moon still provides us with wonderful photographic opportunities.

Super Moon 9th March 06.00am 2020 Image Kenny Armet
Image credit Kenny Armet January 21st 2019

Taken from Earth and from Space

Hubble observes the moon
Image credit Bell

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