TITLE

Eclipses and transits

AUTHOR(S)
Harrington, Phil
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Astronomy;May2003, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how there will be a solar and lunar eclipse in May of 2003. Suggestion that smaller telescopes should be used to view lunar eclipses; Changes in color as the partial eclipse becomes full; Observations of the transits of Mercury; Alignment of the planets.
ACCESSION #
9411708

 

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