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Youth and Adult Observing Night 11 April 2014 Eclipses. By Doug Horacek Resident Astronomer Von Braun Astronomical Society. Solar Eclipse. Solar Eclipses. Solar Eclipses. Solar Eclipses only happen at New Moon

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youth and adult observing night 11 april 2014 eclipses

Youth and Adult Observing Night11 April 2014Eclipses

By

Doug Horacek

Resident Astronomer

Von Braun Astronomical Society

solar eclipses1
Solar Eclipses
  • Solar Eclipses only happen at New Moon
  • Total Solar Eclipses only happen when the Moon is closer to Earth and at New Moon
  • Annular Solar Eclipses happen when the Moon is further from Earth and at New Moon
  • Total and Annular Solar Eclipses Can only be seen along a narrow band of the Earth.
total solar eclipses

Total Solar Eclipses

The Details related to

Total Solar Eclipses

events during total solar eclipse
Events During Total Solar Eclipse
  • First Contact when the umbra of the Moon’s shadow first touches the Sun.
  • Second Contact when the first Baily’s Bead occurs just before Totality.
  • Totality, last for a relatively short amount of time.
  • Third Contact marked by the second Baily’s Bead at the end of Totality.
  • Fourth Contact when the umbra of the Moon’s shadow last touches the Sun.
duration of the full total solar eclipse
Duration of the FullTotal Solar Eclipse
  • From First Contact to Fourth Contact usually takes Several Hours.
  • Totality Last Generally a matter of minutes.
appearance of totality for sunspot maximum and sunspot minimum
Appearance of TotalityFor Sunspot Maximum and Sunspot Minimum

Sunspot Minimum

Sunspot Maximum

total lunar eclipse
Total Lunar Eclipse
  • A Total Lunar Eclipse happens when the Full Moon moves behind the Earth’s Shadow.
  • A Total Lunar Eclipse may last as long as an hour or a little longer or less depending on how it crosses the Earth’s Shadow.
  • The intensity of the red may vary depending on how it crosses the Earth’s Shadow.
  • A Total Lunar Eclipse may be seen by as much as a whole continent, a much broader area than a Solar Eclipse.
types of solar eclipses
Types of Solar Eclipses
  • Penumbral
  • Partial
  • Annular (Antumbral)
  • Total
types of lunar eclipses
Types of Lunar Eclipses
  • Penumbral
  • Partial
  • Total
celestial awareness poem for april lunar eclipse
Celestial Awareness PoemFor April Lunar Eclipse

Sight of the Red Moon

Earth Casting its Red Shadow

Splendor of the Sky

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