In these subtly linked novellas, Muharem Bazdulj takes the reader across several centuries of Yugoslav history, finding in three very different sets of circumstances a common longing to escape the desperation and depression of life in the ...
Author: Muharem Bazdulj
Publisher: Bosnian Literature
"Originally published in Bosnian by Ajfelov most as Tranzit, kometa, pomraecenje in 2007" -- Verso title page.
(2018b) also report the discovery of a single comet-shaped transit in KIC–
11084727 with similar transit and host star ... 6.24 Transit and eclipse
spectroscopy This section covers the basic principles of transit and eclipse
spectroscopy, setting ...
Author: Michael Perryman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A complete and in-depth review of exoplanet research, covering the discovery methods, physics and theoretical background.
The Moon passes in front of the Sun, covering all or most of its disk; that's an
eclipse. Mercury or Venus are little more than a tiny speck and a small dot,
respectively, when they cross the Sun, which is not visibly dimmed; that's a transit
. For the ... Halley's comet transited the Sun in 1910, for example, but though
many observers maintained a careful vigil during the crucial time, nothing was
seen. The Italian ...
Author: John Westfall
Much of what is known about the universe came from the study of celestial shadows. This book looks in detail at the way eclipses and other celestial shadows have given us amazing insights into the nature of the objects in our solar system and how they are even helping us discover and analyze planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. A variety of eclipses, transits, and occultations of the mooons of Jupiter and Saturn, Pluto and its satellite Charon, asteroids and stars have helped astronomers to work out their dimensions, structures, and shapes - even the existence of atmospheres and structures of exoplanets. Long before Columbus set out to reach the Far East by sailing West, the curved shadow of the Earth on the Moon during a lunar eclipse revealed that we inhabit a round world, a globe. More recently, comparisons of the sunlit and Earthlit parts of the Moon have been used to determine changes in the Earth's brightness as a way of monitoring possible effects in cloud coverage which may be related to global warming. Shadows were used by the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes to work out the first estimate of the circumference of the Earth, by Galileo to measure the heights of the lunar mountains and by eighteenth century astronomers to determine the scale of the Solar System itself. Some of the rarest and most wonderful shadows of all are those cast onto Earth by the lovely "Evening Star" Venus as it goes between the Earth and the Sun. These majestic transits of Venus occur at most two in a century; after the 2012 transit, there is not a chance to observe this phenomenon until 2117, while the more common sweep of a total solar eclipse creates one of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring events of nature. Though it may have once been a source of consternation or dread, solar eclipses now lead thousands of amateur astronomers and "eclipse-chasers" to travel the globe in order to experience the dramatic view under "totality." These phenomena are among the most spectacular available to observers and are given their full due in Westfall and Sheehan's comprehensive study.
Me was aware that his calculations could become more specific by using
information gathered during a transit of Venus. A transit is a similar to ... One
example is a solar eclipse, which occurs when Earth moves into the shadow
created by the Moon coming between Earth and the Sun. A transit ... In 1677, a
follower of Kepler, Edmond Halley (after whom Halley's Comet is named),
predicted another transit ...
Author: Ruth Bjorklund
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
"Describes Venus, including its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system"--Provided by publisher.
Transit. of. Mercury. Sun 2013 May 9—10. Annular solar eclipse, visible from
northern Australia, Pacific Ocean; maximum duration 6m 3s. A partial eclipse is ...
May. meteors. Dust from Halley's Comet can be seen burning up in the atmosTh ...
Author: Ian Ridpath
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The ninth edition of Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion's famous guide to the night sky is updated with planet positions and forthcoming eclipses to the end of the year 2017. It contains twelve chapters describing the main sights visible in each month of the year, providing an easy-to-use companion for anyone wanting to identify prominent stars, constellations, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies; to watch out for meteor showers ('shooting stars'); or to follow the movements of the four brightest planets, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Most of the sights described are visible to the naked eye and all are within reach of binoculars or a small telescope. This revised and updated edition includes sections on observing the Moon and the planets, with a comprehensive Moon map. The Monthly Sky Guide offers a clear and simple introduction to the skies of the northern hemisphere for beginners of all ages.