July 20, 2011
Fun fact: Trouvelot, the illustrator behind this (and other, similarly stunning images) is also the fool responsible for introducing the gypsy moth to America. He wanted to spin his own silk (probably, I think, to polish telescope lenses). 
Astronomy hero, ecology demon.

Partial eclipse of the moon. Observed October 24, 1874. (1881-1882)  (via NYPL Digital Gallery)


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Fun fact: Trouvelot, the illustrator behind this (and other, similarly stunning images) is also the fool responsible for introducing the gypsy moth to America. He wanted to spin his own silk (probably, I think, to polish telescope lenses).

Astronomy hero, ecology demon.

Partial eclipse of the moon. Observed October 24, 1874. (1881-1882)
(via NYPL Digital Gallery)

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