Out of the Blue: A 24-Hour Skywatcher's Guide

Out of the Blue: A 24-Hour Skywatcher's Guide

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John Naylor
Cambridge University Press, 9/26/2002
EAN 9780521809252, ISBN10: 0521809258

Hardcover, 372 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

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. He 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 written in a popular style that assumes only basic scientific know-how, Out of the Blue is for everyone who enjoys being outdoors and who feels curious or puzzled about things optical and astronomical.

1. Daylight
2. Shadows
3. Mirages
4. Sunset and sunrise
5. The rainbow
6. Coronae and glories
7. Atmospheric halos
8. The night sky
9. The moon
10. Eclipses
11. Planets
12. Stars
13. Comets and meteors