8A20.35 - Eclipse - Lunar

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Eclipse - Lunar
3 Body Alignment
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VHS Video Tapes and 16mm Films of Lunar Eclipses.

Several lunar eclipses have been recorded by people from the department over the years.  Choose the tapes that are most appropriate for your class.

  • Hugo Caerols, Felipe A. Asenjo, Estimating the Moon-To-Earth Radius Ratio With a Smartphone, a Telescope, and an Eclipse", TPT, Vol. 58, #7, Oct. 2020, p. 497.
  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics December 2019 Solution" TPT, Vol. 58, #1, Jan. 2020, p. 71.
  • Martin Murphy, "2014 Lunar Eclipse over Fermilab", TPT, Vol. 52, #9, Dec. 2014, p. 565.
  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics", TPT, Vol. 44, #3, Mar. 2006, p. 181.
  • Jearl Walker, "6.26. Red Moon During Lunar Eclipse", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 251.

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