Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - 1) The moon must be either in full phase...

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10/1/09 Geosynchronous Orbit – spins once for each orbit Synodic month – time from one new moon to the next (~29.5 days) Sidereal month – time it takes moon to complete one 360° orbit of Earth (~27.3 days) Two necessary conditions for an eclipse…
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Unformatted text preview: 1) The moon must be either in full phase (lunar) or new (solar) 2) The nodes of the moons orbit must be aligned with the Sun and Earth nodes the two points of the moons orbit which line up with the Earth...
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