Totality — The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024


Author: Mark Littmann,Fred Espenak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192514903
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Totality: The Great American Eclipses is a complete guide to the most stunning of celestial sights, total eclipses of the Sun. It focuses on the eclipses of August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 that pass across the United States. The U.S. mainland has not experienced a total solar eclipse since 1979. This book provides information, photographs, and illustrations to help the public understand and safely enjoy all aspects of these eclipses including: § How to observe a total eclipse of the Sun § How to photograph and video record an eclipse § Why solar eclipses happen § The earliest attempts to understand and predict eclipses § The mythology and folklore of eclipses § The response of animals to total solar eclipses § The response of man to total eclipses through time § How scientists used total eclipses to understand how the Sun works § How astronomers used a total solar eclipse in 1919 to confirm Einstein's general theory of relativity § Weather prospects for the 2017 eclipse § Detailed maps of the path of totality for the 2017 eclipse and the eclipses of 2018 through 2024 § Precise local times for the eclipses of 2017 and 2024 (the next total solar eclipse to visit the U.S.) § Color and black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and charts to illustrate and explain total solar eclipses § Global maps of total solar eclipses from 2017 to 2045 and lists of total and annual solar eclipses from 1970 through 2070

Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024 - Color Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781941983157
Category:
Page: 50
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On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from parts of the United States and Canada. Although a partial eclipse will be seen from all of North America, the total phase in which the Moon completely covers the Sun (known as totality) will only be seen from within the ~120-mile-wide path of the Moon's umbral shadow as it sweeps cross Mexico, the United States (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine), and Canada (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland). The Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024 contains a comprehensive series of 26 maps of the path of totality across Mexico, the USA and Canada. The large scale (1 inch ≈ 22 miles) shows both major and minor roads, towns and cities, rivers, lakes, parks, national forests, wilderness areas and mountain ranges. The path of totality on each map is depicted as a lightly shaded region with the northern and southern limits clearly identified. The total eclipse can only be seen inside this path. The closer one gets to the central line of the path, the longer the total eclipse lasts. Gray lines inside the path mark the duration of the total eclipse in 30 second steps. This makes it easy to estimate the duration of totality from any location in the eclipse path.Armed with this atlas and the latest weather forecasts, the road warrior is ready to chase totality no matter where it takes him/her along the entire path. This mobile strategy offers the highest probability of witnessing the spectacular 2024 total eclipse in clear skies.

Skulduggery Pleasant 2 - Das Groteskerium kehrt zurück


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732000680
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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Nein, ein normales Leben führt die 13-jährige Stephanie Edgley nicht. Während ihre Freundinnen sich zu Pyjamapartys treffen, verbringt sie ihre Zeit mit einem lebendigen Skelett. Um die Welt zu retten, versteht sich. Denn Stephanie und Skulduggery Pleasant stehen erneut vor einem knochenharten Fall: Baron Vengeous, einer der gefährlichsten Gegenspieler Skulduggerys, ist aus dem Gefängnis geflohen. Er hat einst ein Wesen geschaffen, das die Macht besitzt, die Gesichtslosen zurückzuholen. Nun will der Baron jenes Wesen erwecken - und somit den Weg für das Böse ebnen ... Irish Children's Book of the Year - Senior Spiegel- Bestseller-Autor Derek Landy mit einem weiteren actiongeladenen Fantasy-Abenteuer über den coolen Skelett-Detektiv Skulduggery Pleasant. Spaß und Spannung garantiert.

In the Shadow of the Moon

The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses
Author: Anthony Aveni
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300223196
Category: Nature
Page: 328
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In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni explains the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses, from prehistoric Stonehenge to Babylonian creation myths, to a confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity, to a spectacle that left New Yorkers in the moon's shadow, to future eclipses that will capture human imaginations. In one accessible and engaging read, Aveni explains the science behind the phenomenon, tracks eclipses across the ancient world, and examines the roles of solar eclipses in modern times to reveal the profound effects these cosmic events have had on human history. Colored by his own experiences--Aveni has witnessed eight total solar eclipses in his lifetime--his account of astronomy's most storied phenomenon will enthrall anyone who has looked up at the sky with wonder.

Das unbekannte Universum

Raum, Zeit und die moderne Kosmologie
Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662548968
Category: Nature
Page: 327
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Eine Tour d'horizon bis an die Grenzen des Kosmos In zehn Kapiteln präsentiert Stuart Clark eine aktuelle Einführung in die Wissenschaft der Kosmologie: wie sie sich entwickelt hat, welche Konzepte und Personen sie maßgeblich geprägt haben, wo wir heute stehen – und wie es weitergehen könnte. Am 21. März 2013 veröffentlichte die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA eine neue Karte vom Echo des Urknalls. Diese – im Zuge der Planck-Mission erstellte – erste vollständige Karte der kosmischen Hintergrundstrahlung war ein wissenschaftlicher Paukenschlag. Über eine Zeit von 13,8 Milliarden Jahren hinweg und über einen Raum von 440 Trillionen Kilometern kann es physikalisch keine bessere Darstellung geben – das heißt, wir werden das frühe Universum kaum je detaillierter sehen. Einerseits erscheint eine solche Ansicht wie die Krönung der modernen Kosmologie, andererseits rüttelt sie an viele ihrer Grundfesten. Denn die Karte enthält Anomalien, die unser bisheriges Verständnis des Universums herausfordern. Sie zwingt uns, das, was bekannt ist, und das, was noch unbekannt ist, in neuem Licht zu betrachten. Wir werden ein verändertes Modell unseres Universums entwickeln müssen. Dies ist das erste Buch, das diesen epochalen wissenschaftlichen Paradigmenwechsel beleuchtet - und in einen breiteren Kontext stellt. Stuart Clark beschäftigt sich darin unter anderem mit der Frage, ob Newtons berühmte Gravitationsgesetze umgeschrieben werden müssen - oder ob die dunkle Materie und die dunkle Energie, die heute Schlagzeilen machen, etwa nur kosmische Phantome sind. Können wir jemals wissen, was vor dem Urknall passiert ist? Was befindet sich am Ende eines Schwarzen Loches? Gibt es Universen jenseits unseres eigenen? Existiert die Zeit? Wandeln sich die einst unveränderlich erscheinenden Gesetze der Physik?

Turn Left at Orion


Author: Guy Consolmagno,Dan M. Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108457568
Category: Science
Page: 256
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This unique and best-selling guidebook to the night sky shows amateur astronomers how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets will actually look in a small telescope, with large pages and spiral binding for ease of use outside.

Star Watch

The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Finding, Observing, and Learning about Over 125 Celestial Objects
Author: Philip S. Harrington
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 312
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Your Passport to the Universe The night sky is alive with many wonders--distant planets, vast star clusters, glowing nebulae, and expansive galaxies, all waiting to be explored. Let respected astronomy writer Philip Harrington introduce you to the universe in Star Watch, a complete beginner's guide to locating, observing, and understanding these celestial objects. You'll start by identifying the surface features of the Moon, the banded cloud tops of Jupiter, the stunning rings of Saturn, and other members of our solar system. Then you'll venture out beyond our solar system, where you'll learn tips and tricks for finding outstanding deep-sky objects from stars to galaxies, including the entire Messier catalog--a primary goal of every serious beginner. Star Watch features a detailed physical description of each target, including size, distance, and structure, as well as concise directions for locating the objects, handy finder charts, hints on the best times to view each object, and descriptions of what you'll really see through a small telescope or binoculars and with the naked eye. Star Watch will transport you to the farthest depths of space--and return you as a well-traveled, experienced stargazer.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008


Author: C. Alan Joyce
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9781600570735
Category: History
Page: 1008
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Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

The World Almanac and Book of Facts

2000 : the authority since 1868
Author: Robert Famighetti
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780886878474
Category: Mathematics
Page: 1024
View: 1286

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Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics

Eclipse


Author: Bryan Brewer
Publisher: Earth View (WA)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 103
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005


Author: World Almanac
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9780886879396
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 4392

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Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003


Author: Inc. World Almanac Education Group
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9780886878863
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
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A perennial #1 New York Times Bestseller, with comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date information on every subject imaginable, right at your fingertips For 135 years, The World Almanac has remained the source of choice for people who want quick access to information they know they can trust. More comprehensive than a web site, quicker and easier to use than the Internet and other on-line sources, and cheaper that 15 days of Internet access, The World Almanac is found in more homes, schools, libraries, businesses, and media outlets than any other reference source. The World Almanac 2003 provides over 1,000 pages of facts and figures, including: * A complete recap of the 2002 Winter Olympics, including the results of every event * The Year in Pictures: Two color photo sections highlighting the year's most dramatic news, sports, and entertainment events * The Facts Behind the News: Up-to-date and comprehensive information on the arts and entertainment, awards and prizes, U.S. cities and states, nations of the world, sports, the environment, vital statistics, lifestyles, education, travel and tourism, science and technology, astronomy, sex, health and nutrition, the economy and business, and much more

The American Philatelist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Postage-stamps
Page: N.A
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Beginning with 1894 consists mainly of the Proceedings [etc.] of the American philatelic association.

From the Big Bang to Planet X

The 50 Most-asked Questions about the Universe-- and Their Answers
Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Camden House Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 151
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What exactly is the Big Bang theory? What came before it? What is a black hole? How do we know the universe is expanding? These are only five of 50 questions leading North American astronomer Terence Dickinson answers here from the many asked during his lectures and interviews. In his bestselling, down-to-earth style, Dickinson unravels the mysteries of the cosmos.

Astronomy, from the Earth to the Universe


Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780030243479
Category: Astronomy
Page: 643
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This edition contains information about astronomical discoveries and theories. Explanations, photographs and commentary make this work a useful introduction to astronomy. Pedagogical features, the images from the Hubble Space Telescope and new software create a package aimed at students and instructors alike.