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Unformatted text preview: Earths atmosphere refracts the red light, but blue and green are absorbed and scattered Earths atmosphere bends the light, allowing it to hit the moon total lunar eclipse A crecscent moon looking back on the earth you would see a gibbous Earthshine light gets reflected off the earth, goes to the moon, then comes back to the earth Eclipses dont occur every month because of the 5 degree angle between Moon/Earth plane and Sun/Earth plane Earthshine reduces as moon progresses in its orbit because less of the Earth is seen from the Moons perspective o Our View of the Sky Celestial sphere Everything looks like its on a dome that rotates around us As Earth rotates, stars move across the sky...
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- Fall '08