First Photograph of the Sun

In 1845, Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, a French physicist and inventor, took a photograph of the sun.

Date:
      1845
Name(s):
      Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault
Occupation:
      Physicist
      Inventor
Location:
      France


Additional Information:

  • Solar eclipse of July 28, 1851 – Wikipedia
    The earliest scientifically useful photograph of a total solar eclipse was made by Julius Berkowski at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia, on July 28, 1851. It was the first correctly exposed photographic image taken during totality thereby including the sun’s corona.
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  • First Sun Photo – Sun-Earth Days – NASA
    The 5-inch image showed many details including a few sunspots. Berkowski later made the first solar eclipse photograph on July 28, 1851, also using the daguerrotype process, at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kalinigrad in Russia).

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