Out of the Blue: A 24 Hour Skywatcher's Guide
by John Naylor
Why is the sky blue and why are sunsets red? When can I see a rainbow? Why is the moon sometimes visible in daylight? In Out of the Blue skywatcher John Naylor offers practical advice about where and when you can expect to see natural phenomena, what you will see and how to improve your chances of seeing it. Naylor takes in both the night and the day sky, and deals only wi...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published September 26th 2002 by Cambridge University Press
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The heavens are complicated -- a child can ask why the sky is blue or how rainbows are formed, but the answers are surprisingly complex and difficult to explain. John Naylor does an admirable job in this well-illustrated volume, dividing his attention between the day and the night sky and showing equal skill in describing atmospheric physics and celestial mechanics. The whole is written in consistently clear, engaging prose directed to the curious layman, and it's equally valuable as a reference...more