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Blog 1 – Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Hello everyone, the topic that I am choosing to blog about this week is the similarities and differences between solar eclipses and lunar eclipses. Firstly, we can define an eclipse as a moment in time in which one celestial body, be it a moon, planet, asteroid, or star, effectively blocks out a significant portion ofContinue reading “Blog 1 – Solar and Lunar Eclipses” Continue reading

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Eclipses!

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes in between the path of sunlight and the Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth. Solar eclipses in general are quite rare (only a couple a year), but the moon’s shadow only covers a small portion of the Earth so seeing one is an amazing opportunity. AContinue reading “Eclipses!” Continue reading

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When the Moon turns red

Unlike the usual Moon, during a total lunar eclipse, th继续阅读“When the Moon turns red” Continue reading

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Anaxagoras

Known most for bringing philosophy to Athens before the era of Socrates, Anaxagoras is recognized as the first person in history to correctly explain eclipses. He claimed that material variation was caused by relative preponderance over other ingredients, explaining how change could occur in the pre-Socratic era. Before him, there stands no record of anybody … Continue reading Anaxagoras Continue reading

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Anaxagoras

Known most for bringing philosophy to Athens before the era of Socrates, Anaxagoras is recognized as the first person in history to correctly explain eclipses. He claimed that material variation was caused by relative preponderance over other ingredients, explaining how change could occur in the pre-Socratic era. Before him, there stands no record of anybody … Continue reading Anaxagoras Continue reading

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Feb 27 Solar Eclipse

On February 27, 2017 there will be an annular solar eclipse visible in parts of the South America and Southern Africa. A solar eclipse happens when the moon gets between the earth and the sun. An annular solar eclipse is like a total solar eclipse but instead of blocking all the visible light from the … Continue reading “Feb 27 Solar Eclipse” Continue reading

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Feb 27 Solar Eclipse

On February 27, 2017 there will be an annular solar eclipse visible in parts of the South America and Southern Africa. A solar eclipse happens when the moon gets between the earth and the sun. An annular solar eclipse is like a total solar eclipse but instead of blocking all the visible light from the … Continue reading “Feb 27 Solar Eclipse” Continue reading

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“Ring of Fire” to appear over South Africa

The appearance of an impressive annular eclipse is slated to take place later this month, Sunday the 26th, in the southern half of the world. The eclipse is scheduled to appear west of Southern Chile, with the best viewings possible from Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the […] Continue reading

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Eclipses

Eclipses have been used to increased drama in books and movies for over a century. One specific example that comes to mind is the novel Delores Claiborne by Stephen King. A main focus of the story is around a solar eclipse during which the main character’s father dies in a suspicious way, depicted on the cover art […] Continue reading

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The Solar Eclipse

  What you see above is an almost total solar eclipse. One of the easiest astrological phenomenons to observe due to its size in the sky is a solar or lunar eclipse. Now what is an eclipse exactly? Well it when either the moon aligns perfectly between the sun and earth in the case of […] Continue reading

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