Today, snapping a picture of the moon is one of the most popular ways to utilize a cell phone camera. However, in the mid 1800’s a photo of the moon had never been taken.
On this day, January 2nd, in 1839 – the first ever photo of the moon was taken. It was taken by a French Photographer named Louis Daguerre. Louis Daguerre had become famous in 1822 when he invented the Diorama.
Unfortunately, in March of 1839 – Louis Daguerre’s laboratory burned down in a fire – so we have no record of the first ever picture of the moon.