Monthly Archives: January 2016
Here are some of my favorite sites for learning about eclipses (including the upcoming Great American Eclipse!):
- Mr. Eclipse (the guy NASA uses)
- NASA Eclipse Web Site
- eclipse2017.org (make sure to check out the AMAZING interactive Google map!)
- timeanddate.com (and their eclipse list)
- Of course, one can certainly use the Wikipedia article on Eclipses (you can also go specifically to lunar and solar)
- One of my favorite astronomer-bloggers, Phil Plait (the “Bad Astronomer”) has a nice article with some good diagrams and pictures
As described in class, here are my two favorite articles about this alignment:
Get Up Early, See Five Planets at Once! from Sky and Telescope
How to View Five Planets Aligning in a Celestial Spectacle from The New York Times
I happen to adore the NYT diagram because it shows the Solar System view as well as the view from Earth:
This is legit folks! For those who are at a university (like Vanderbilt), this press release has a link to the actual research article in the Astronomical Journal. It’s a bit heavy at times but well done.
There’s also a pretty good article on Wired: This Isn’t the First Time Astronomers Have “Found” a Planet Nine
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