Eclipse extravaganza

Ratcliffe, Martin
May 2003
Astronomy;May2003, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p80
Presents observations about the total lunar and solar eclipses which will occur in May of 2003. Suggestion that annular eclipses are most exciting when the Sun is near the horizon; How there will be a ring of fire eclipse over Northern Scotland; Consideration of the conditions which provide a lunar eclipse; Colors of the moon during an eclipse.


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