Lecture11 - Solar eclipses and lunar eclipses Solar...

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The nature of eclipses But first… Orbits in solar System really Are elliptical… The case of Sedna
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The basis of understanding eclipses…the orbit of the Moon
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Moon’s orbit inclined by 5 degrees with respect to ecliptic
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Eclipses caused by shadows of one solar system object on another
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Unformatted text preview: Solar eclipses and lunar eclipses Solar eclipses rarer at a given location Lunar eclipses: dark ones and bright ones Why don’t eclipses occur every month? 5 degrees makes a difference The moon’s trajectory on Wednesday Eclipse of last August...
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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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Lecture11 - Solar eclipses and lunar eclipses Solar...

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