14 - • Solar Eclipses o Sun’s diameter is 390 times bigger than the moon’s but the sun is also 390 times farther away o Sun and moon’s

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Astro 9/14 Moon looks bigger when it is closer to the horizon, but it is actually further by about one earth radius o When it is higher in the sky it is closer Phases of the Moon o Full, Gibbous, 1 st quarter, Crescent, New o New moon rises and sets with the sun o Waxing crescent sets at 9 or 10, a few hours after sunset o Be able to reproduce Waxing/Waning diagram
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Unformatted text preview: • Solar Eclipses o Sun’s diameter is 390 times bigger than the moon’s, but the sun is also 390 times farther away o Sun and moon’s angular size is the same in the sky o We’re the only planet that has a moon that subtends the sun o Both take up same angle (1/2 degree) in the sky o...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ASTRO C 10 taught by Professor Filippenko during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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