8A20.15 - Lunar Phases - Terminator Line Demo
Put the lunar globe on one of the small tables and focus the camera on the globe. Put the slide projector on a table or lecture bench at the other side of the auditorium. Turn out the lights, and rotate the table with the globe within the projectors light. You will see the lunar terminator line movement on the monitors.
The table is a little awkward to rotate because the power and video cords get in the way. To get around this attach the arm attachment to the rotating platform. The unit becomes more compact if you use a wireless video camera and then the wire issue is moot.
The globe may also be tilted using the tripod head that is mounted to the arm attachment.
- Barbara Andereck, "A Room-Size Model of Lunar Phases", TPT, Vol. 61, #1, Jan. 2023, p. 49.
- Emil Noordeh, Patrick Hall, Matija Cuk, "Simulating the Phases of the Moon Shortly After Its Formation", TPT, Vol. 52, # 4, April 2014, p. 239.
- Nestor Camino, Alejandro Gangui, "Diurnal Astronomy: Using Sticks and Threads to Find Out Latitude on Earth", TPT, Vol. 50, # 1, Jan. 2012, p. 40.
- Jack Higbie, "Correction", TPT, Vol. 38, # 8, Nov. 2000, p. 455.
- Jack Higbie, "Angle of the Crescent Moon", TPT, Vol. 38, # 7, Sept. 2000, p. 371.
- Laurence A. Marschall, "Bringing The Moon Into The Classroom", TPT, Vol. 34, # 6, Sept. 1996, p. 360.
- Jennifer Bond Hickman, "Moon Dance: A "Handy" Way to Teach Moon Phases", TPT, Vol. 31, # 3, Mar. 1993, p. 178.
- Pat Murphy, Ellen Macaulay, and the staff of the Exploratorium, "Moon Watch", Exploratopia, p. 131.
- Janice VanCleave, "Determine How the Positions of the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth Affect Moon Phases", Super Science Challenges, p. 32.
- Janice VanCleave, "Changes", 201 Awesome, Magical, Bizarre, & Incredible Experiments, p. 16.
- Janice VanCleave, "Moon Phase: The Moon's Visible Lighted Surface", A+ Projects in Astronomy, p. 119.
- #13, "Moon Watch", Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool, and Wild Experiments.
- #29, "Lunar Calendar", Janice VanCleave's 204 Sticky, Gloppy, Wacky, and Wonderful Experiments.
- 3.3, "The Phases of The Moon", Project & Demonstrations in Astronomy by D.Tattersfield, p. 34.
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