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The Story of Eclipses

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The primary meaning of the word “Eclipse” (ἔϰλειψις) is a forsaking, quitting, or disappearance. Hence the covering over of something by something else, or the immersion of something in something; and these apparently crude definitions will be found on investigation to represent precisely the facts of the case. Inasmuch as the Earth and the Moon are for our present purpose practically “solid bodies,” each must cast a shadow into space as the result of being illuminated by the Sun, regarded as a source of light. What we shall eventually have to consider is: What results arise from the existence of these shadows according to the circumstances under which they are viewed? But before reaching this point, some other preliminary considerations must be dealt with. The various bodies which together make up the Solar system, that is to say, in particular, those bodies called the “planets”—some of them... More > “primary,” others “secondary” (alias “Satellites” or “Moons”)—are constantly in motion....< Less
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ISBN
9781329039490
Published
April 3, 2015
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
938.15 KB

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