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Physics Photo of the Week

Sept. 23, 2005

Moonrise in Swannanoa and New Zealand

Swannanoa, Sept. 18, 2005
As an experiment in Astronomy class, Julia Travis made a succession of photographs snapping a frame every 15 sec.  These pictures were selected to make an animated image showing the moon rising.  Before you view the animated picture, the reader should predict the path that the moon follows.  The reader should select one of the three diagrams that the moon will follow when rising:







A

B

C



Elizabeth Wunker traveled to New Zealand during a World Wide trip in January, 2005, and made a similar series of the rising moon from the southern hemisphere.  In the table below, select the path that you think the rising moon follows when viewed from the southern hemisphere:


A

B

C


Physics Photo of the Week is published weekly during the academic year on Fridays by the Warren Wilson College Physics Department.  These photos feature an interesting phenomena in the world around us.  Students, faculty, and others are invited to submit digital (or film) photographs for publication and explanation.  Atmospheric phenomena are especially welcome.  Please send any photos to dcollins@warren-wilson.edu.

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