Wonders of the Sky are lessons inspired by M. Minnaert's "Light and Color in the Outdoors
." This well-known book describes the physics behind unusual atmospheric optical effects. The slides offer images of numerous phenomena related to earth's sky and atmosphere that are mostly visible to the unaided eye. In particular, the interaction of light from the sun, moon, and stars with earth's atmosphere is emphasized. Topics of Eclipses include solar eclipses (partial, total, annular), eclipse geometry, eclipse maps, photosphere, partial eclipse phases, eclipse shadows and dappled light effects, Bailey's Beads, totality, chromosphere, prominences, corona, 360-degree sunset, shadow bands, eclipse safety, lunar eclipses (total, partial), eclipsed moon colors, lunar eclipse diagrams, "impossible phases", penumbral eclipses, lunar eclipse tetrad and "blood moons", next eclipses of the sun and moon.