Astronomy - 10/4/07 TEST QUESTIONS When moon's in any...

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10/4/07 TEST QUESTIONS When moon’s in any phase, it appears that way from everywhere. Suppose you saw the sun pass straight overhead on the winter solstice. At what latitude must you be located? – 23.5 South If we measured a star’s parallax shift from Venus instead of Earth, we would find that it was – smaller What makes the North Star, Polaris, special? – It is near the north celestial pole. Suppose you are driving down a street in Boston on October 23 (a month after the autumnal equinox). Looking down the street, you see the Sun setting directly in front of you. On what other dates might you see this happening again? – Once again about February 23. Sun’s chromosphere is mostly composed of hydrogen, which is thin and hot. If you were to look at a spectrum of light from the chromospheric gas, what should you see? – Strong emission lines of H/weak emission lines of atoms other than H FINAL EXAM – Monday, December 17 in Totman Gym
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ASTRON 101 taught by Professor Schneider during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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