Astronomy: Chapter 3 Cycles of the Moon (Premium PowerPoint 2013)
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Outline: This presentation discusses the motion of the Moon with respect to the Earth and Sun. It focuses on the history of the Moon, its phases, and the eclipses (solar and lunar) predictions.
Topics: Formation of the Moon (collision theory), ancient beliefs, synchronous rotation, sidereal period and month, synodic period and month, phases of the Moon (new, waxing crescent, 1st quarter, waxing gibbous, full, waning gibbous, 3rd quarter, waning crescent, new), far and near-side of the Moon, perigee, apogee, reflection, albedo, lunar eclipses, umbra, penumbra, partial and total lunar eclipses, solar eclipses, total solar and partial solar eclipses, angular diameter and small-angle formula, path of totality, photosphere, chromosphere, corona, magnetic field, prominence, annular eclipse, diamond ring effect, predicting solar eclipses, nodes, line of nodes, regression of the nodes, eclipse season, saros cycle