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Author:Joseph Lazio
Description: sci.astro is a newsgroup devoted to the discussion of the science of astronomy. This document summarize answers to questions that appear fairly regularly: Time, Calendars, and Terrestrial Phenomena; When is 02/01/04? or is there a standard way of writing dates?; What are all those different kinds of time?; How do I compute astronomical phenomena for my location?; What's a Julian date?; Will 2000 be a leap year?; When will the new millennium start?; Easter: When is Easter? Can I calculate the date of Easter; What is a "blue moon?"; What is the Green Flash (or Green Ray)?; Why isn't the earliest Sunrise (and latest Sunset) on the longest day of the year?; How do I calculate the phase of the moon?; What is the time delivered by a GPS receiver?; Why are there two tides a day and not just one?

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Math Topics: Calendars/Dates/Time, Astronomy

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