7 - Solar Eclipse-The moons angular size is just large...

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-The moon is 90 degrees from the sun. -The First Quarter Moon sets at midnight Angular Size How Large or small things look to us The moon is 400 times smaller than the sun, … but it is 400 times closer. -So, it has about the same angular size as the Sun: ½ degree Celestial Spectacles: Eclipses -When the earth or moon temporarily fall into shadow, and eclipse occurs. -There are two types : Lunar eclipse or a solar eclipse - (reminder: the monthly phases of the moon are not caused by Earth’s shadow) Lunar Eclipse -a lunar eclipse can only occur at full moon -however, not ever full moon produces a lunar eclipse -the moons orbit is tilted by 5 degrees.
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Unformatted text preview: Solar Eclipse-The moons angular size is just large enough to block out the sun, as seen from Earth.-When the moon casts a shadow on the earth, a solar eclipse occurs-but only those people on earth un----Total Solar Eclipse-First there was a partial eclipse-All shadows revealed the shape of the sun. The earth shadows is responsible for phases of the moon False Full moon is always on the opposite side of the sun. moon rises in the east at the sunset Crescent moon is always near the sun (Crescent moon is above the horizon, son is below the horizon) In a lunar eclipse, there has to be a full moon....
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course SCI 115 taught by Professor Mccarthy during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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