Astronomy PHYS1081

Astronomy PHYS1081. If there is a First Quater Moon on the date of the vernal equinox, estimate the Moon’s Right Ascension and Declination. [5 marks]
If a First Quater Moon is observed from Durham (latitude = 55◦) at 18:00 on the date of the vernal equinox, estimate the azimuth and altitude of the Moon. [5 marks]
(c) (i) Briefly describe the annual apparent motion of the Sun seen by ob- servers at the North and South poles. [2 marks]
(d)
(ii) At the time of the summer solstice, what is the lowest northern lati- tude from which the Sun can be seen above the horizon at midnight? [3 marks]
Estimate the maximum altitude that the Sun reaches at the time of the summer and winter solstices as observed from the La Palma Observatory (latitude = 28.8◦). [5 marks]

Astronomy PHYS1081