Lecture 3

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

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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 moon’s orbit must be aligned with the Sun and Earth nodes – the two points of the moon’s orbit which line up with the Earth...
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