It was Thursday, January 8th, 2015. With calm winds and no Moon for at least the few hours of night, decided that it was the right night to finally try to see Comet
It's in the headlines we read every week: Scientists have found a new planet. It's a "Hot Jupiter", and its orbit last only 4 days, skimming the surface at a scant 4.6 million miles... You read it again, and wonder, how do astronomers know how far a planet is away from its host star? It's because of Kepler's laws of planetary motion!
What is an Eclipse?
In the most general sense, an eclipse is any event in which one object in the sky cast a shadow onto another object. The shadow is made up of three parts:
1) The Umbra is the darkest, and most central region of the shadow. From within the umbra,