The Sun in Eclipse

A total eclipse of the Sun is due in August 1999. It will attract alot of interest because - unusually - it will be visible in much of Europe and the UK. A total Solar Eclipse is always fascinating. This book is for everyone that wants to know 1. What a Solar Eclipse is 2. The phenomena one can expe...

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Main Authors: Maunder, Michael, Moore, Patrick (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Springer London 1998, 1998
Edition:1st ed. 1998
Series:The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:A total eclipse of the Sun is due in August 1999. It will attract alot of interest because - unusually - it will be visible in much of Europe and the UK. A total Solar Eclipse is always fascinating. This book is for everyone that wants to know 1. What a Solar Eclipse is 2. The phenomena one can expect to see 3. How to photograph an eclipse using a variety of methods 4. How to plan for an eclipse expedition. The book not only covers the 1999 eclipse but also past and future eclipses which we can look forward to. This book is also interesting to "armchair astronomers" as it contains alot of historical and anecdotal information. There's even a final chapter on "Eclipse Mishaps and Oddities" including the American eclipse expedition of 1780 that missed the total eclipse because they went to the wrong location!
Physical Description:VIII, 212 p. 204 illus online resource
ISBN:9781447105299