Homework #2 ,AST 3018

Homework #2 ,AST 3018 - hour angle of 16 hours 50 minutes....

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AST 3018 HOMEWORK #2 1. Your longitude is 66 degrees west. a. What time zone are you in? b. What time does the mean Sun transit. 2. The full Moon will set in three hours. What time is it? 3. It is 6:00 PM. The Moon will rise in three hours. What is the phase of the Moon? 4. It is 9:00 PM, August 21. The Moon will transit in three hours. a. What is the phase of the Moon? b. What is the right ascension of the Moon? 5. I observe a lunar eclipse to occur at sunset on September 21. a. What is the phase of the Moon? b. What is the Moon’s right ascension? c. What is the Moon’s declination? d. What is the Moon’s hour angle? e. What is the Moon’s azimuth? f. What is the Moon’s zenith angle? g. What is the Sidereal Time? 6. A given object has a right ascension of 14 hours 15 minutes and an
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Unformatted text preview: hour angle of 16 hours 50 minutes. What is the sidereal time? 7. Describe the daily, monthly and annual motion and appearance of the Moon for an observer at the North Pole. 8. Would a lunar eclipse occurring in January be visible from the South Pole? Why or why not? Would this eclipse be visible from every location on the every location on the Earths equator? 9. Does each of the Earths poles enjoy the same amount of daylight during the year? If not which of them has the most daylight? Why? 10. It is 3:00 PM July 31 EST. What time is it in the local time zone at 115 degrees east longitude? What is the longitude at the time zone center? 11. What two phenomena contribute to the analemma?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course AST 3018 taught by Professor Lada during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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