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Near Earth Astronomy

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Near Earth


Links verified 4/26/2021


  1. Analemma
    1. Analemma Project - description of a year long project to capture the analemma
    2. Analemma Sundial Java Applet - interactive site
    3. Earth Analemma from APOD
    4. Figure Eight in the Sky - a new perspective on an old fascination
    5. Martian Analemma from APOD
    6. Paper Plate Education - description of how to conduct an analemma project
    7. Sunrise Analemma from APOD
    8. Viewing and Understanding the Analemma - from Stanford Solar Center
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    10. Aurora
      1. Astronomy :Picture of the Day Search Results for Aurora
      2. Aurora - fantastic time-lapse video of aurora from Kirkenes, Norway A video is available through this link
      3. The Aurora Page - Information, links and images about the "Northern Lights".
      4. Aurora: Shooting the Aurora Borealis - photography tips and some great pictures
      5. Auroras: Paintings in the Sky - This site will show you what auroras look like from space and on Earth, explain how they are created, and show you where they can be found. Teach yourself using the "Self-Guided Lesson" button.
      6. Oklahoma aurora from APOD
      7. YouTube Videos -
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    11. Earth from Space - selected images from the NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database of images
    12. Earth's Seasons: Equinoxes and Solstices - four sun dial animations [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.] A video is available through this link
    13. Hours of Daylight - use this java applet to determine the number of hours of daylight for any location and date. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    14. The Inconstant Moon - With Inconstant Moon as your nightly guide you can explore Earth's ever-changing companion, and discover some of its strange phenomena.
    15. Leonid Meteor Shower estimator - enter your location and see an estimate of the peak time for your location. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    16. Meteor Showers - a listing of meteor showers
    17. Papercraft - from Canon's Bubble Jet Printer Creative Park
      1. Sundial This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
      2. Globe This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
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    18. Rise and Set Times for the Sun and Moon - To find today's Rise and Set Times for the Sun and Moon anywhere in the continental US, click on the map at the desired location. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    19. Satellite Tracking and Prediction - real time satellite tracking This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    20. Seasons - find exactly when the seasons start for any year from 1902 to 2102 with this java applet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    21. Space Exploration History - There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between is exploration. - Anonymous
    22. Space Station - a rare inside view of the next frontier in space exploration (from PBS)

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