Eclipse Chasers, Ian Gilbert, 9781486317073

Author: Ian Gilbert
SKU: 9781486317073 Category: Tag: Product ID: 8938


Witnessing a total solar eclipse is a wondrous and unforgettable event! Eclipse Chasers is a guide to past and future Australian total solar eclipses, exploring historical and cultural knowledge, as well as featuring five upcoming eclipses that will be visible in Australia. The science of eclipses is explained, as well as how to prepare for an eclipse and view it safely. For upcoming eclipses the best locations to view each one are revealed, alongside tips for taking photographs. The book also reveals untold stories of how past Australian astronomers observed the total eclipses that have occurred since European settlement, and how these eclipses were celebrated in popular culture, poetry and art. It explores the great significance of solar eclipses for First Nations peoples, and their observations and cultural meanings. Eclipse Chasers showcases the drama and beauty of total solar eclipses and is essential for anyone fascinated by these amazing events. The next total solar eclipse in Australia is set to occur April 20, 2023. The Ningaloo Eclipse will entice people from all over the world to travel to Exmouth in Western Australia to have front row seats.

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