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Lunar Analysis - 2 6/17 5:30 Cancer 2 7/5 12AM Aquarius 3...

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Astronomy 101 Online Spring 2007 Lunar Project - Analysis Synodic Period Estimate 1 - Phases : First Quarter Moon, Date 1 6/22 First Quarter Moon, Date 2 7/21 Synodic Period Estimate 1 (days) 29 days Synodic Period Estimate 2 - Rise Times : Chosen Observation Date Rise Time 1 6/18 7:00 AM 2 6/21 11:20 AM 3 6/29 7:30 PM 4 7/3 9:45 PM Observations Number of Days Difference in Rise Time (minutes) Change in Rise Time per Day (minutes/day) 1 and 2 3 260 86.67 2 and 3 8 490 61.25 3 and 4 4 135 33.75 Average Change in Rise Time per Day (minutes/day) 60.56 Synodic Period Estimate 2 (days) 23.78 Starry Night : Configuration Date Time Disk Illumination Phase Initial 6/16 11:40 AM 4% Waxing Crescent Final 6/16 3:40 AM 4% Waxing Crescent Days Minutes Starry Night Synodic Period 30 240
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Week Obs # Date Time Moon in Constellation Week Obs # Date Time Moon in Constellation 3/19 1 6/16 5:30 Gemini 4/9 1 7/3 11:30 Capricornus
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Unformatted text preview: 2 6/17 5:30 Cancer 2 7/5 12AM Aquarius 3 6/18 5:30 Cancer 3 7/6 12AM Pisces 3/26 1 6/21 5:30 Leo 4/16 1 7/11 3:30 Taurus 2 6/22 5:30 Virgo 2 7/12 3:30 Taurus 3 6/23 5:30 Virgo 3 7/13 3:30 Gemini 4/2 1 6/27 8:30 Scorpius 2 6/28 8:30 Ophiucus 3 6/29 8:30 Sagittarius Sidereal Period Calculations Event Date 1 Date 2 Sidereal Period Moon in Aries 6/12 7/10 28 Days Moon in Taurus 6/13 7/11 28 Days Moon in Gemini 6/16 7/13 27 Days Average Sidereal Period: 27.6 Actual Sidereal Period: 27.3 Percent Error: 1% Percent Errors Starry Night Synodic Period in minutes: 43440 Synodic Period Estimate 1 in minutes: 41760 Synodic Period Estimate 2 in minutes: 34243.2 Percent Error for Estimate 1: 3.87% Percent Error for Estimate 2: 21.17%...
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