Tag Archives: angular distance

The Path of Totality

A solar eclipse is the most amazing astronomical sight you’ll ever see. Not only is it the only time you’ll ever be able to clearly see the “new moon” phase of the moon, it’s the only time you’ll ever see … Continue reading

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The Celestial Sphere

The celestial sphere is certainly a strange way to think about the night sky. It makes sense to use globes to diagram the Earth. The Earth, after all, is a roughly spherical planet, and flat paper maps have a way … Continue reading

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