Galileo Galilei’s Moon Drawings

Moon drawings of Galileo Galilei

Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer Galileo Galilei’s (1564-1642) moon drawings. These were the first realistic images of the Moon, due to Galileo’s training in art and an understanding of chiaroscuro (a technique for shading light and dark) he understood that the shadows he was seeing were actually mountains and craters.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.