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Author Bakich, Michael E., author.

Title Your guide to the 2017 total solar eclipse / Michael E. Bakich.

Publication Info. Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, an imprint of Springer Nature, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Fossil Ridge PL - Main Adult Non Fiction - FRBB-2  523.7 BAK    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 395 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
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Series The Patrick Moore practical astronomy series, 1431-9756
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Note Includes index.
Contents What's all the fuss about? -- An illustrated eclipse glossary -- Frequently asked questions answered about eclipses -- The path of the 2017 eclipse -- The Saros cycle -- Solar eclipses throughout history -- How to observe the sun safely -- Ten ways NOT to observe the sun -- How to rehearse for the eclipse -- What will you see around the sun during totality? -- How will the sun appear during totality? -- Earthly effects to look for during the eclipse -- Pick the right binoculars for the eclipse -- Pick the right telescope for the eclipse -- Pick the right camera for the eclipse -- Picking the right filters for the eclipse -- 25 tips for photographing the eclipse -- Projects for observing the sun (and the eclipse) -- Get to the center line -- Start planning for eclipse day -- What do you really have to know? -- What to bring to the eclipse -- Community eclipse planning -- Detailed weather predictions along the center line -- 20 hot spots for viewing the eclipse -- Appendix A : resource list -- Appendix B : a calendar of every total solar eclipse since the year 1 -- Appendix C : upcoming total solar eclipses through 2030 -- Appendix D : eclipse-related timeline 2016-2017 -- Appendix E : telescopes 101 -- Appendix F : 30 cool facts about the moon -- Appendix G : 30 cool facts about the sun -- Appendix H : 30 cool facts about Earth -- Appendix I : take a break with an eclipse word-finder puzzle -- Appendix J : a collection of postage stamps featuring past eclipses -- Appendix K : a complete state-by-state list of locations on the centerline -- Appendix L : total eclipse 2024 : a first look.
Summary In this book Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you'll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017. In this one resource you'll find out where the eclipse will occur, how to observe it safely, what you'll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, detailed weather forecasts for locations where the Moon's shadow will fall, and much more. Written in easy-to-understand language (and with a glossary for those few terms you may not be familiar with), this is the must-have reference for this unique occurrence. It's not a stretch to say that this eclipse will prove to be the most viewed sky event in history. That's why even now, more than 750 days before the eclipse, astronomy clubs, government agencies, cities -- even whole states -- are preparing for the unprecedented onslaught of visitors whose only desire is to experience darkness at midday. Bakich informs observers what anyone will need to observe, enjoy, and understand this event. --Publisher.
Subject Solar eclipses.
Solar eclipses. (OCoLC)fst01124979
ISBN 9783319276304 (paperback)
3319276301 (paperback)
9783319276328 (eBook)

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