Out of the Blue: A 24-Hour Skywatcher's Guide
Why is the sky blue and why are sunsets red? When can I see a rainbow? Why is the moon sometimes visible in daylight? In Out of the Blue skywatcher John Naylor offers practical advice about where and when you can expect to see natural phenomena, what you will see and how to improve your chances of seeing it. Naylor takes in both the night and the day sky, and deals only with what can be seen with the naked eye. Drawing on science, history, literature and mythology, and assuming only basic scientific knowledge, Out of the Blue is for everyone who enjoys being outdoors and who feel curious or puzzled about things optical and astronomical. John Naylor was born in England, but spent his childhood in Peru. A graduate of London University with a degree in philosophy, he teaches physics at a secondary school in London.
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Read about Looming , a nautical term that explains seeing well beyond the horizon . Explains why mirages seen in the desert.
Sunset and sunrise
Coronae and glories
The night sky
Comets and meteors
Technical and practical advice for skygazing
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