This first test will cover the celestial sphere, phases of the Moon, and eclipses. There will be 12 multiple choice questions. You should be familiar with locations in the sky and the apparent motions of stars and planets. Be familiar with the names of the phases and when they occur. We also covered the circumstances of both solar and lunar eclipses.mouse over the words Diagrams and Essays to the right
There will be a diagram where you must identify the various parts of the celestial sphere.
Essay 1: Describe the apparent motions of objects in the sky over an hour, a day, a month, and a year.Essay 2: How is observing a solar eclipse different from observing a lunar eclipse? You should write about the durations of these eclipses as well as the necessary preparations.