Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 36 - Think and Explain: 31

Answer

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Work Step by Step

The distortion of the setting sun is due to atmospheric effects (differential refraction) as discussed on pages 525-526, and photographed in Figure 28.20. This doesn’t occur on the moon, because it has no atmosphere.
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