Moon Position ActivityBrief Overview of Activity: Over a period of at least three consecutive evenings, you will makecareful observation of the Moon's changes in appearance and position.Required Items: a notebook to take notes or make a sketch (bring your red flashlight), you may takedigital photos if you wish.Number of Observations needed: 3Timing of Observations: 3 consecutive nights, around (and after) sunset, a few days after theMoon is new. Your instructor will inform you what the appropriate viewing days are in the term.Procedure:Choose a location with a good view of the western horizon from which you can clearly observe theSun at sunset. Since we will be timing our observations a few days after the Moon is new, the Moonshould be visible in the sky at (and for a while after) sunset. It is important that you make all of yourobservations from the same location and at the same time. You may want to mark the location with apiece of tape to insure you are observing from the same location each time.First measurement: This measurement is important. It will be used as a reference point for allfuture measurements. Arrive a little early and try to find a suitable reference object in the distancenear the horizon. Look for a distinctive tree, building, rock formation, or other object. Pick somethingyou will remember and be able to easily spot each time you come to observe. Mark the location anddescription of your reference object in your notebook.For Each Observ ...
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