Lucien Rudaux

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paintings by Lucien Rudaux, showing what a [lunar eclipse] might look like from the surface of the moon. The moon's surface appears red due to the only sunlight visible has refracted through the Earth's atmosphere on the edges of the earth in the sky.

Lucien Rudaux (1874–1947) was a French artist and astronomer, who created famous paintings of space themes in the 1920s and 1930s.

The Rudaux crater on Mars and the Lucien Rudaux Memorial Award are named in his honor. The asteroid 3574 Rudaux is also named for him.[1]


L. Rudaux, G. Vancouleurs; Astronomy (1962)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Lutz D. Schmandel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, v. 1 (Springer, 2003), p. 300, col. 2. ISBN 3540002383