Lunar eclipses

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  • How Did Genghis Khan Build The Mongol Empire

    When Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, he had one goal in mind. His objective was to conquer, to conquer all the lands and make the Mongol Empire the strongest power in the world. In 1209, he won the submission of the Tanggut rulers in northwest China. In 1215, his forces conquered the Jin capital, present-day Beijing, and from there, he turned is expansions westward. In 1219, he invaded Khwarezm, a state that included much of Iran. After a large portion of Iran had fallen, he left command…

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  • The Role Of Mistakes In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

    In the greater metropolis encompassing five counties referred to as Los Diablos darkness prevails. Daemons inhabited the remaining structures within the eighty-seven towns dismantled by massive super-earthquakes that rocked the entire region. The quakes were responsible for the destructions of the tens of thousands of buildings up to five hundred square miles including the downtown area. All counties affected heavily losses and causalities by the unexpected huge tidal waves and monstrous…

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  • Scientific Vs Non Scientific Research

    philosophers regarded Earth as spherical based on their observation of the moon in which they said that the moon appeared to have a sphere-like shape. Afterward, some time later, Greek philosopher Aristotle observed the shadow of the moon during a lunar eclipse and realized that it was curved. In the 3rd century BCE, Eratosthenes observed the ancient city of Syene during the summer solstice at noon and noticed that the sun was directly overhead. He knew that during the summer solstice in…

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  • How Did Christopher Columbus Change The World

    Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Or at least on his first time around. Christopher Columbus was a young man who is credited by society to have “discovered” the new world. Columbus was born in 1451, about 40 years before he would discover the new world. He moved from his homeland to portugal where he married Felipa Perestrello. In 1480, he fathered a child with her, Diego, and when she died, he fathered another son with Beatriz Enriquez de Arana, with which he named Fernando. Columbus had…

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  • Difference Between Ancient Chinese Astronomy And Western Astronomy And The Western

    How is the different between ancient Chinese astronomy and the western Astronomy is one of the most ancient disciplines and it can be traced back to around thousands of years ago. (Unsold et al 2001, p.6) As for the ancient Chinese astronomy and ancient western astronomy during their origin period both had a very similar purpose – fate and surviving. More specifically, when ancient human realized to observe stars by naked eyes, they all thought the stars and sky are holy; during the ancient…

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  • The Ideology Of The Han Empire

    there were several people who practiced Confucianism, there were some people who practiced forms of a dynamic Chinese religion. Thins such as imperial cults, magic, and sorcery reinforced interest in astronomical omens such as supernovas, lunar and social eclipse, and meteors. The masses of the Han Empire believed that the unpredictable celestial events, for example, earthquakes and famines meant that the Emperor of the Han had los the mandate of heaven. Moreover, influential ministers exploited…

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  • Compare And Contrast Galileo And Copernicus

    raised by his uncle, who later became the bishop of Varmia. His early life consisted of attending 4 different universities including the University of Ferrara, where he earned his doctorate in canon law. On November 6th , 1500, recorded his first lunar eclipse which drew him towards a career in astronomy. Copernicus had many contributions towards science, but his most known was his proven theory…

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  • The Maya Civilization

    The Maya were an advanced civilization that existed in present-day southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, northern Honduras, and El Salvador. They were positioned in one geographic area covering the Yucatan Peninsula; this smart choice of area indicated that the Maya were aware and looked to remained somewhat protected from invasion by other Mesoamerican groups that could come in from northern areas. Unlike some other indigenous populations of Mesoamerica, the Maya were not one united empire, but…

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  • Contributions Of Pythagoras And Astronomy

    The ancient Greeks contributed much to modern astronomy, inventing and utilizing the scientific method to study and chart the heavens through experiments, careful observation and meticulous records of their findings. However, they were not only good at the observational aspect of astronomy, but also the theoretical aspect as well, speculating about the Universe's size, structure and nature, and about everything that the Universe encompassed. Indeed, the Greeks were masters of this art, and their…

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  • Oedipus Heliocentric Model

    surviving text (Aristarchus ‘16). Aristarchus’ description of the solar system was similar to our modern one and this was about 1500 years before Copernicus made his geocentric model (Hawley & Holcomb p.34). Aristarchus made various measurements using eclipses and formed a systemic model. This model would help later scientists to understand the true form of the solar system. Aristarchus formed the geocentric model, an early alternative to the later…

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