M

Macedonia, Macedonians, 17, 86 Magnetic field, solar, 130, 131

Maine Farmers'Almanac, 241, 242

Main sequence, 125

Maria Mitchell Association, 234

Maria Mitchell Observatory, 234

Mariner 10, 315

Mars asteroids near, 254 atmosphere of, 204, 264-265, 266

comets and, 260 Earth's distance to Sun and, 290 during 1806 eclipse, 194 during 2017 eclipse, 346 Jupiter and, 21, 303-304 life on, 309, 312, 326 moons of, 202, 255, 256 occultation by, 262-263 parallax and, 300 Saturn and, 21 seven-day week and, 85 during total solar eclipse, 335 Venus and, 305 Mars Global Surveyor satellite, 256 Martians, 264, 312 Mary, 367

Maskelyne, Nevil, 292 Mason, Charles, 293-294, 296 Mason-Dixon line, 293 Mass-energy equivalence, 109-110 Mauna Kea Observatory, 58 Maunder, Edward, 169 Maunder Minimum, 169 Mayas, ix

McCarthy, Daniel, 372 McKay, Chris, 257 Media, Medes, 84, 87, 382

Menstruation, 38 Mercia, Mercians, 368—369 Mercury during 1878 eclipse, 209 during 2017 eclipse, 346 Jupiter and, 305 mass of, 315 Neptune and, 305 orbit of, 111, 272, 306, 307, 317 Saturn and, 305 seven-day week and, 85 Sun and, 308, 334-335 transits of, xii, 207, 273-274, 275, 278-284, 288, 289, 302, 353

Venus and, 302, 304-305 Mesopotamia, Mesopotamians, 18,

54, 70, 83, 155 Meteorites, 109 Meteoroids, 108, 260 Meteor(s), 3, 195 Meter, metric system, 152 Meton, 43, 81

Metonic cycle, xiii, 43-44, 406-408, 415-417 Calippic cycle and, 81 definition of, 438 ecclesiastical moon and, 364,

365-366 predictions from, 94 saronic cycle and, 79, 419 synodic months and, 71, 72 Milky Way, 121, 124, 125, 245, 256 Millennial Church, 190 Milton, John, 24 Mir, 53

Mitchell, Maria, 196, 230-234 Mithraism, 359 Modern Times (film), 104, 119 Montanari, Geminiano, 322 Month(s)

anomalistic, 402, 403, 408, 409,

410, 421, 422-423 calendar, xi, 39 draconic, 403 leap, 44

409, 419, 422, 429 sidereal, 399-400, 401, 402, 403, 408

synodic, 42, 43, 71, 72, 81, 154, 242, 401, 406, 408, 409, 410, 415, 416, 418, 419, 422, 430, 440

Moon. See also blue moon; crater(s); full moon; new moon at apogee, 47 appearance of, 6-7, 12 artificial eclipses and, 131, 134 Baily's beads around, 11, 182,

187, 337 as binary, 319, 384-386 brightness of, 61-64 calendars influenced by, 38-40 color of, 61-64 at conjunction, 42, 92 cycles of, 41-43, 399-400 during daytime, 334

Earth's distance from, 149—159,

289, 379, 387, 431-432 ecclesiastical, 364, 375, 407 during 1925 eclipse, 224-225 edge of, 264

Hebrew calendar and, 85 Islamic calendar and, 39-40 during lunar eclipse, 47 navigation and, 92, 285 occultations of, 187, 245-248,

250-253, 255, 256, 272 at opposition, 42 orbit of, viii, ix, 34, 36, 40, 43, 44, 68-70, 104, 223-225, 286-287, 387, 395, 401, 402, 405, 421, 432 at perigee, 47, 423, 424 precession and, 403 recession of, 149-159, 153-154 Romans and, 359 shadow of, viii, 51-53, 61, 63, 95,

413, 422, 423, 424 during solar eclipse, 47 speed of, 423, 426-427 Sun and, 49-50, 138-139, 327,

375, 387, 388, 424, 433 tidal influence of, 40-41, 151,

152-153, 156-158, 219 total solar eclipses and, 181 Vulcan and, 208 waxing of, 174

Zulu War eclipse and, 211-212 Moore, John, 187

Morrison, Leslie, 155, 172 Motion, laws of Kepler's, 314 Newton's, ix, 178 Mount Pinatubo, 63 Mount St. Helens, 63 Müller, Johannes. See Regiomontanus

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