Asked in Planetary Science, Atmospheric Sciences
What is a dimming light from one heavenly body by another?
A dimming or absence of light from one heavenly body by another is called an eclipse. Eclipses can be temporary or permanent. ...
What is a dimming of light from one heavenly body to another?
Occultation - when a bright object (like a star) is hidden behind a dark object (like a planet). Super-sensitive light-detectors in the Kepler Space Telescope can even detect the minuscule dimming of a star being occulted by a planet of that distant solar system. Using this method, we've detected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of "extra-solar" planets. In fact, it begins to seem that half or more of all stars might have SOME kind of planets orbiting them. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Definitions
What does the word eclipse mean?
Eclipse means1.a. The partial or complete obscuring, relative to a designated observer, of one celestial body by another. b. The period of time during which such an obscuration occurs. 2. A temporary or permanent dimming or cutting off of light. ...
Asked in Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, The Moon
Why was the moon the first heavenly body to be considered for the almanac in Indian astronomy?
From the heavenly bodies themoon was the nearest and largest body.
Asked in Astrophysics
Who are the people who study celestial bodies in the sky?
A celestial body or heavenly body is another way of saying a star, planet, etc. Those who study such are called astronomers. ...
Asked in Astronomy, School Subjects, Planetary Science
What name describes when one celestial body blocks the light from another?
Eclipse. e.g: A solar eclipse is when Moon blocks the Sun. Astronomically it is also known as an "occultation" or being hidden. The entire event itself is called an eclipse. The shadow cast by the heavenly body is called a penumbra. ...
What is the meaning of material but incorruptible heavenly body?
A material, but incorruptible heavenly body could be an asteroid, or a dwarf planet. Material means that it is made of something other than air or gas. Incorruptible means that it is a solid object. Heavenly body means that it is up in the sky or outer space. ...