Lecture10 - A solar eclipse: one of the great spectacles of...

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Kepler’s 1st Law of Planetary Motion
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Kepler’s 2nd Law of Planetary Motion (the equal area law)
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Planetary data (I love tables with data)
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Applications of Kepler’s Laws: variations in the opposition of Mars
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Eclipses: observational properties A lunar eclipse (eclipse of the Moon)
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Progress of a lunar eclipse What’s going on? Big mystery for the ancients
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Unformatted text preview: A solar eclipse: one of the great spectacles of nature What is going on? More pictures: Fig 9.5- 9.8 Eclipses caused by shadows of one solar system object on another Solar eclipses and lunar eclipses Lunar eclipses: dark ones and bright ones Why dont eclipses occur every month? 5 degrees makes a difference...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course 029 052 taught by Professor Spangler during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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Lecture10 - A solar eclipse: one of the great spectacles of...

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