Category: 1870s

Mars, observed on September 3, 1877, illustrated by astronomer Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Partial eclipse of the Moon, observed on October 24, 1874, illustrated by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 6, 1873, illustrated by E.L. Trouvelot, published in Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College.

(Linda Hall Library)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Observing a total solar eclipse in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 29, 1878.

(Tarrant County College)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The total solar eclipse of July 29, 1878, photographed by Henry Draper (1837-1882), a pioneer of astrophotography. (Smithsonian)

TODAY IN HISTORY: At Snake River Pass in Colorado, daylight stargazers behold the total solar eclipse of July 29, 1878. Sketched by St. George Stanley for Harper’s Weekly.

(Eclipse-Maps)

Craters Agrippa and Godin on the Moon, March 16, 1872, illustrated by E.L. Trouvelot.

(Linda Hall Library)

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 6, 1873, illustrated by E.L. Trouvelot, published in Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College.

(Linda Hall Library)

A full moon, picuted in Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite, 1874.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Jupiter, observed from the Harvard Observatory, February 2, 1872. One of the Jovian moons and its shadow can be seen to the left.

(University of Cambridge)