USF AST 2003 - Exam 3 Study Guide (6 pages)

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Exam 3 Study Guide

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Outline of topics discussed in our third section of the course.


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6
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Study Guide
School:
University of South Florida
Course:
Ast 2003 - Astronomy of the Solar System NS
Astronomy of the Solar System NS Documents

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AST 2003 1st Edition Exam 3 Study Guide Provided is an outline of topics discussed during our third section I ve tried my best to organize topics effectively Terms Sections People and some miscellaneous Information It s a lot to look at but pace yourself and remember we won t need to know everything I hope the outline will be beneficial to the class Good Luck and happy studying Terms asteroids minor planets usually between Mars and Jupiter comets remnants of early solar system with highly eccentric orbits develop a tail when close to the sun meteors shooting stars mostly tiny particles burning up in the atmosphere Orionids Oct 21 st Eta Aquarids May 6th zodiacal light light extending from the horizon to the ecliptic faint cone of light Gegenschein type of faint light that shines opposite of the position of the sun solar eclipse season lasts 32 days lunar eclipse more common totality lasts over an hour season lasts 22 days Saros cycle eclipse cycle with a period of 223 synodic months annular eclipse eclipse of the sun where a ring can be observed partial eclipse eclipse of the sun or moon where only partially is shadowed node point where the path of the moon crosses the ecliptic synodic month time between successive phases synodic period time it takes to show the same phase with relation to the Earth draconic month time between two similar nodes anomalistic month time for the moon to move to the same position in its eclipse sidereal month true orbital rate of the moon sidereal period time it takes a planet to orbit the sun prograde moving west to east retrograde moving east to west elongation angle between sun and planet greatest elongation greatest angular distance that can be from the sun occultations when one object blocks out another conjunctions when objects appear to be close together inferior conjunction the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun superior conjunction opposite side of the sun from the Earth cardinal points North East



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