David Levy's guide to eclipses, transits, and occultations [E-Book] / David H. Levy.
Levy, David H., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
1 online resource (vi, 177 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. The magic and history of eclipses. Shakespeare, King Lear, and the great eclipse of 1605 ; Einstein, relativity, and the solar eclipse of 1919 ; What causes solar and lunar eclipses
  • pt. 2. Observing solar eclipses. Safety considerations during a solar eclipse ; What to expect during a partial eclipse of the sun ; A ring of fire ; A total eclipse of the sun : an introduction to the magic ; The onset of totality ; Observing a total eclipse of the sun ; Solar eclipse photography
  • pt. 3. Eclipses of the moon. Don't forget penumbral lunar eclipses! ; Partial lunar eclipses ; Observing a total eclipse of the moon ; Photographing an eclipse of the moon
  • pt. 4. Occultations. When the moon occults a star or a planet
  • pt. 5. Transits. Transits : when planets cross the sun
  • pt. 6. My favorite eclipses. A personal canon of eclipses, transits, and occultations I have seen
  • Appendixes. A. Solar and lunar eclipses due between 2010 and 2024 ; B. A glossary of appropriate terms ; C. Resources.