What Is the Oldest Photo of the Moon in the World?

It may seem that moon and cosmos photography is a pretty new thing that came around during the previous 50 or 70 years. However, photographs of the Moon existed even in the 19th century. Find out about the oldest photograph of the Moon, when it was taken and by whom. Keep reading!

The oldest photo of the Moon in the world was taken in 1851 by George Phillips Bond and John Adams Whipple, a duo of an astranomer and daguerreotypist. They used a Great Refractor Telescope to take this photograph, which was later shown in the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851.

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