25 March 2005

Moon phases

Quote for the day:

It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.”
American Scientist & Research Professor

Here it is Easter long weekend & the full moon is waning. The exact phase of the moon is called 'Waning Gibbous'. The moon at this stage appears to be more than 1/2 illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the moon that is illuminated is decreasing. The amount of the moon that we can see will grow smaller every day. ('Waning' means decreasing or growing smaller).

Copyright © Ian Holton 2003

The valley looked beautiful last night with the moon playing peak-a-boo behind the beautiful cumulonimbus clouds...looks like another night of the same tonight.

Has taken a bit for me to figure out the html language thingy tonite. Managed to finally get the moon phase monitor where i wanted it on the page and that's it for tonite!

Links:

Anzwers Atlas of the Universe
Astronomy Sight
Astronomy Skyrouter
Bad Astronomy
CfDS - The Campaign for Dark Skies

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