1) Columbus did not set people straight about the shape of the world. Navigators in his time all believed that the world was round.
2) Columbus was wrong about geography, not a lone rebel who was right. He thought that a trip to Japan was only 3,000 miles. In reality, it would be 12,000 miles even if a route existed.
Jul 20, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
I'll share a few pictures I've taken of Earth's nearest neighbor. Here's the full Moon last October. #NationalMoonDay
The Moon's brightest crater, Aristarchus lies in shadow near the river-like channels where lava once flowed.