Astronomy 10 10.25.06 - • A couple of seconds before the...

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Astronomy 10 Solar Eclipse 10/25/06 On average, a solar eclipse happens every 300 years in the same place When the first nibble of the moon starts to cover the first part of the sun there really isn’t anything to see; there is nothing really going on The last two or three minutes before totality there is a significant difference o It is darker o It is cooler o Animals start to behave as if it was night o The world looks oranger because the light at the end of the sun is from the gases in the suns atmosphere that scatters out the blue light o Some parts of shadows are sharp and some are fuzzy Get sharp edges from the narrowness of the sliver Get dull edges from the thin length of the sliver
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Unformatted text preview: • A couple of seconds before the total you can see a sliver or the corona called the diamond ring effect o Get hallo where there is sun light because of the crystals of the serous clouds o Can often see pink called the chromosphere and prominences Prominences are attributed to magnetic fields Spring from the corona • Corona has a magnificent tangle • Coronal mass ejection: when the Sun “burps” • Only unsafe thing you can do is stare at the surface of the sun o When the moon covers the Sun, look!! Because there is no surface of the Sun to see • Bodies of water prevent clouds from forming when the air cools...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ASTRO 10 taught by Professor Norm during the Fall '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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