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Thomas Harriot's Moon Drawings

In 1609 and 1610, Thomas Harriot made a number of drawings of his telescopic observations of the Moon. In addition he also drew "Moon Maps" of what he believed the surface geography of the Moon to be.

Moon Observations

First row (left to right):

Second Row (left to right):

Moon Maps

Note: All dates for Harriot's observations are on the Julian calendar. Add ten days to convert them to the Gregorian calendar.

Images: Copyright, Lord Egremont. Reproduced with permission.

     
1995 Al Van Helden
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