Moon Map Published by Hevelius

Johannes Hevelius (born Jan Heweliusz) from Gdansk, Poland published a moon map in the Selenographia in 1647. Galileo first made moon drawings in 1609, yet Hevelius’ map first depicted the entire detailed visible moon surface containing the lunar features we know today, Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility). Later, Italian Jesuit astronomer, Giovanni Battista Riccioli and published in the Almagestum novum in 1651.

Date:
      1647, 1609
Name(s):
      Johannes Hevelius
Occupation:
      Astronomer
Location:
      Gdansk, Poland


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