This Day In Astro History

Ranger 7 spacecraft
Ranger 7

July 28

1964 - Ranger 7 Launch (Moon Impact Mission) First images of Moon taken by US spacecraft.

1851 - The first photograph of the Sun during a total eclipse is made and the corona is discovered.

Every Year - Delta Aquarids (Aquarius): 5am: Associated Comet ?: Meteors per Hour 20
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