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Out of the blue : a 24-hour skywatcher's guide

Author: John C Naylor
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Why is the sky blue and why are sunsets red? When can I see a rainbow? Why is the moon sometimes visible in daylight? In Out of the Blue skywatcher John Naylor offers practical advice about where and when you can expect to see natural phenomena, what you will see and how to improve your chances of seeing it. Naylor takes in both the night and the day sky, and deals only with what can be seen with the naked eye.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Einführung
Observers' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C Naylor
ISBN: 0521809258 9780521809252
OCLC Number: 48256146
Description: xii, 360 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Daylight --
Shadows --
Mirages --
Sunset and sunrise --
Rainbow --
Coronae and glories --
Atmospheric halos --
Night sky --
Moon --
Eclipses --
Planets --
Stars --
Comets and meteors.
Responsibility: John Naylor.
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Why is the sky blue and why are sunsets red? When can I see a rainbow? Why is the moon sometimes visible in daylight? In Out of the Blue skywatcher John Naylor offers practical advice about where and when you can expect to see natural phenomena, what you will see and how to improve your chances of seeing it. Naylor takes in both the night and the day sky, and deals only with what can be seen with the naked eye. Drawing on science, history, literature and mythology, and assuming only basic scientific knowledge, Out of the Blue is for everyone who enjoys being outdoors and who feel curious or puzzled about things optical and astronomical.

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