Famous series of six watercolors of the Moon in different phases made “live” by Galileo, engaged in the telescopic observation of the Earth’s satellite in the autumn of 1609. They constitute the first realistic depiction of the Moon in history.
This image is over four centuries old and represents a time of profound change in our view of the universe.
The illustration is part of the first drawings of the Moon made by Galileo Galilei and dates from November 30, 1609.
Although telescopes have been invented shortly before, Galileo was the first to use them for astronomical observations, according to the expert.