Tag Archives: precession

The Eclipse Seasons

There can be no doubt that solar and lunar eclipses are some of the most fascinating sights for the “naked” eye. (And I say “naked” under the assumption that you know never to look directly at the sun without approved protection!) … Continue reading

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Milankovitch and Climate

The Yugoslavian meteorologist Milutin Milankovitch is known for coming up with the idea of orbital forcing, also known as Milankovitch cycles. Orbital forcing is a fancy term for certain changes in Earth’s orbit, which are precession, obliquity, and eccentricity. I’ve written … Continue reading

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Orbit and Climate

You have probably all heard of ice ages. And no, I don’t mean the Ice Age movies… Although, Ice Age is actually a pretty good example of what happens during a real-life ice age. I haven’t seen enough of the movies to … Continue reading

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Precession

We have a bit of a shorter post today—I thought precession warranted its own post, before I go on to talking about the ecliptic. Precession is refers to the way Earth wobbles around on its axis, a bit like a … Continue reading

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