ASTRONOMY 2

THIRD HOUR SESSION “H”

NAME

KEY-H

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITY: More Sky Gazer’s Almanac & More Moon

DATE

 

ID#

 

1.   Will __Jupiter_ be above the horizon at __2am_ on __May 8__ ?

Yes

2.   What day will the __Lyrids_ meteor shower peak in activity and from what constellation will it originate?

April 22 2 day)

Lyra

3.   Give the date when _Venus_ and __Mars_ are in conjunction with each other.

October 5 (±1 day)

[February 1 (±1 day)]

 

4.  What day this year will (did) the planet __Mars_ be at (solar) conjunction?

July 27 (±3 day)

 

5.  On what day in _May_  does _Mercury_reach “greatest elongation”?

May 18 (±1 day)

 

6.  What time does the Moon __rise_ on ___May 11 __?

7:50 PM (±10 minutes)

7.  On the date given in Question #6, is the Moon waxing or waning?

Waning

8.   What phase is the Moon closest to (in terms of days) on the date given in Question #6, New, First Quarter, Full, or Last Quarter?

Full Moon

9.   What is the first day in __April _ that the Moon reaches _Perigee_?

April 27 (±1 day)

 

 

Do not use the SGA for the following questions:

10. Where in the sky (rising, high in east, on the meridian, high in the west, setting, not above the horizon) would you expect to see a __Full___ moon at ___Sunrise__?

Setting

11. If we assume that sunset is at 6PM and sunrise is at 6AM, approximately what time would a __First Quarter__ moon ___rise____ ?

noon

12. If we assume that sunset is at 6PM and sunrise is at 6AM, which phase of the moon would _Set_ near the time _____9 AM_____ ?

Waning Gibbous

13. Now go the web site ___ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html___. When is the next total solar eclipse that passes through __the US__? Will the path of totality pass through ___California____? Alternate site: www.Eclipsewise.com

Aug 21, 2017

no

 

14. From the same website when is the next total lunar eclipse? Can mid-totality be seen in ___California_____?

Jan 31, 2018

Yes