Eclipse!: The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Eclipse!: The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses

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by Philip S. Harrington
     
 

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The most complete guide to viewing eclipses-including details on every solar and lunar eclipse through 2017

Want to observe the most fleeting eclipse phenomena, take dramatic photos, and keep a detailed record of the experience? Now you can be prepared. This comprehensive one-stop resource covers everything you need to know about solar and lunar eclipses-why they

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The most complete guide to viewing eclipses-including details on every solar and lunar eclipse through 2017

Want to observe the most fleeting eclipse phenomena, take dramatic photos, and keep a detailed record of the experience? Now you can be prepared. This comprehensive one-stop resource covers everything you need to know about solar and lunar eclipses-why they happen, how to view them, how to photograph them, even when and where they will occur through the year 2017. Here's where to turn for:
* Detailed explanations of eclipse mechanics and dynamics, viewing techniques, and what to look for, both in the sky and all around you
* Extended discussions of eclipse photography and videography-film selection and developing, filter requirements, special care of equipment, and more
* Intriguing individual and group activities you can carry out during an eclipse to heighten your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the event
* Detailed maps and discussions on how and where to best view each eclipse, plus travel considerations, likely weather conditions, and equipment recommendations

Whether you're a backyard astronomer, a dedicated eclipse chaser, or a teacher guiding students through their first eclipse experience, Eclipse! provides the in-depth, detailed, practical information you need to make the most of these thrilling celestial marvels of nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471127956
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/24/1997
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.61(d)

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PHILIP S. HARRINGTON is the acclaimed author of Star Ware and Touring the Universe through Binoculars (both published by Wiley) as well as Astronomy for All Ages and The Deep Sky: An Introduction. He is a regular contributor to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines, and holds degrees in mechanical engineering, science education, and environmental engineering.

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Eclipse!: The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, Moonsage did give Cometrun a life.)) Moon Sage ran on into the wood. She ignored the leaves and twigs that clung to her pelt, ignored the nostagia creeping away at her bones, and ignored her aching heart, that yearned for Selene. And her mother. She ran till her paws and chest cramped, and then ran some more. When her legs gave way, Moon Sage crumpled to the ground. She became a matted furred, black, furry mess. <br> Every breath cramped her lungs, and every time she closed her tired eyes, she saw Selene. With her beautiful flowing black hair, her soft, moon like skin, and her gentle gaze. Oh, how much Moon Sage had loved her person. How much her mother, Gypsy, had adored Selene. But now, the precious moon-daughter was gone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before traveling to the 2001 eclipse in Africa, I checked out all the eclipse books from the library. This book stood out from all the rest. It is fun to read, and even the technical information is presented in an easy-to-understand way. Information on total, partial, and annular solar eclipses as well as lunar eclipses is included through the year 2017. This book does an excellent job of preparing you for the experience of seeing an eclipse! Highly recommended.