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Lecture Feb 10th

by: Austin Copeland

Lecture Feb 10th Astr 1345

Austin Copeland
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Austin Copeland on Wednesday February 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Astr 1345 at University of Texas at Arlington taught by Veerabathina in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 28 views. For similar materials see Intro to Astronomy in Astronomy at University of Texas at Arlington.


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Date Created: 02/10/16
Notes Weds. Feb 10  h Astr 1345 – Nihla Veerabathina Notes:  Highlighting Legend: Important Principle          Important Concept         Key Term  At any given time half of the moon is always lit. o True, at any time half of the moon is lit. However, on earth we only see the unlit  portion as it becomes the lit half of the moon.   Moon Phases o New moon o Waxing Crescent 0­90 Degrees o Waxing Half 90 o Waxing Gibbous 90­180 o Full 180 o Waning Gibbous 180­270 o Waning Half 270 o Waning Crescent 270­360 o New moon 360  Shadow of the earth has nothing to do with the phases  Eclipse: Is an event which one body passes in front of another, such that the light from the  obscured body is blocked o These can only occur during new or full moons o Lunar Eclipse only possible during a full moon, anytime from sunset to sunrise o Solar Eclipse only possible during a new moon, anytime from sunrise to sunset  Shadows cast o Penumbra lunar eclipse o Umbra, partial lunar eclipse o During a total eclipse, the moon looks red  Solar Eclipse o Happens during a new moon o When the moon passes in front of the sun o Partial solar eclipse depending on position on earth o Total solar eclipse is when on the earth the moon’s shadow directly passes over o Annular solar eclipse, is when the moon is far away and blocks the sun, no corona  during this


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