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  • Exposure To The Sun
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    Sun poisoning Sun poisoning affects 10 percent of women and three percent of men in the general population. Sun poisoning is a reaction to overexposure to the sun in areas of the skin most exposed to sunlight. Sun poisoning is a pimply, itchy eruption, which comes despite dark complexion or sunscreen protection. It is an allergy to the long waves of ultraviolet light (UVA), which ordinary sunscreens don't block, regardless of how high their SPF number is. Sunburn results when the amount of expos...
  • Island The Mountain Of Purgatory
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    Dante Reaction Paper In his lecture, Professor Mark Dant more says that Purgatorio is "almost science fiction" to people of the time it was written. I find it very interesting that a book in the Divine Comedy, something the Catholics take as truth, might be described this way. Of course Purgatorio is a book largely dealing with Christian themes, but the actual setup was meticulously constructed to agree with scientific knowledge of the time. In fact, it was demonstrated in the lecture that the d...
  • Last Time The Sun
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    Sunspots are dark spots on the sun. The Inner area is the umbra. The outer and lighter area is the penumbra. They are also very magnetic. They are darker because they are lower in Temperature. The umbra is about 11,000 mi. Around, the penumbra is about Double that, but they are often larger than the earth. The number of sunspots varies over a 11 year period in which the sun spots move from the top and move their way downward. As they move downward the number increases. They diminish as they spre...
  • Plato's Discussion Of The Good
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    The Sun of Knowledge: Platonic Epistemology as Discussed in The Republic The history of philosophy can be viewed as the result of the work of an obscure Athenian whose voluminous works, penetrating questions, novel ideas, and didactic teachings have shaped the flow of nearly all philosophic thought. It has been said that the influence of the ancient Greek philosopher named Plato has laid the foundation for Western culture. Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens in 428/427 B.C. As a y...
  • Coyote And Eagle Steal Light
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    Sam D. Gill and Irene F. Sullivan Coyote Coyote is the figure who appears most widely in Native American stories; he is without doubt the best known. The preeminent trickster, he may also take the role of culture hero, although the aspects of culture and life he introduces often have a negative side to them. To the Chinook he is Italapas. The Navajo term for Coyote is Mail; the Lakota word, Mica. He is Skink uts in Kutenai and Is il in Cupe o. The Crow call him Old Man Coyote. Coyote's origins a...
  • Description Of Eclipse In The Eclipse By Virginia Woolf
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    Description of eclipse in 'The Eclipse' by 'Virginia Woolf " Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, and critic has beautifully portrayed the natural phenomenon of eclipse. She has also enlightened the importance of the sun. She has narrated the essay dramatically and has regarded sun as an actor that was going to come on the stage to perform as if a drama was going on. The sky served as a stage. She has made the scene vivid and ravishing by the usage of colors, images and similes. The way s...
  • Study Of Melatonin Patterns In Sad Sufferers
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    How Moods Are Affected By The Sun Jared Sousa 1/20/96 Descriptive Research Thesis: The amount of sun people receive affects their mood. A young woman lies asleep on a cold, overcast winter morning. At 4 a. m., a faint incandescence radiates from a light bulb placed near her bed. The light gradually gains intensity and covers until 6 a. m., when the woman awakes. She had just experienced a simulated dawn of a new day. After being treated with this for several days, the woman's annual winter depre...
  • Column Crystals In The Clouds
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    If you know where and when to look, you can treat yourself to a colourful display of, spots and pillars. These images can tell you something about the clouds overhead and possible changes in the weather. All of these images a recreated by light shining through cirrostratus clouds. These clouds occur at an altitude of 6,000-12,000 metre's. They appear as a thin sheet or layer (strata) that is pure white. The layer of cloud is so thin (only 100-450 metre's) that is doesn't obscure the sun or moon,...
  • Contact With The Other Ship
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    Creative Story: Day The World Turned Black Everyday the sun would rise and the moon would set and everybody would wake up to a new morning. Today was a special day in October, for the sun did not rise and the moon did not set and everyone woke to a full moon. During the night the sun had mysteriously vanished and this inscrutable incident enervated the most brilliant of minds. This caused aberrant behavior throughout the globe. Nevertheless there were a few vivacious individuals brave enough to ...
  • Meursault Off The Sweat And The Sun
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    In Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'; the 'story of an ordinary man who gets drawn into a senseless murder'; is told. Taking place in Algeria this man, Meursault, is constantly in a climate of extreme warmth, as are all the inhabitants therein. The sun, the source of light and the cause of this warmth, is thus a vital and normal part of his life. It brings warmth and comfort yet it can also cause pain and sickness. Throughout most of his life Meursault has lived with the conflicting forces of the sun...
  • Measurement Of Stellar Motions The Stars
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    Star, a glowing body of gases that also emits heat and other forms of energy that derive ultimately from thermonuclear reactions taking place in its interior. Stars and the vast collections of stars known as galaxies are the building blocks of the universe. Although the characteristics of individual stars vary greatly, our own sun may be described as a fairly typical star. This article deals with the nature of stars and the ways in which their properties are determined, the source of stellar ene...
  • Explanations Of The Northern Lights
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    Northern Lights The Northern Light are poetry, nature's light show, and are quantum leaps in the oxygen atom. They are elementary particle physics, superstition, mythology, and fairy tales. The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis have filled us with wonder and inspired artists; they have frightened people to think the world's end was at hand. More exact explanations of the phenomenon could not be given until modern physics was refined, and knowledge of the Earth's magnetosphere was obtained from ...
  • Kind Of Skin Cancer
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    Sun Effects The Skin Since 1980's, that we have started hearing how bad the sunlight can be for the skin and it is surprising to see millions of people still lying on the beach every summer, or working out in the sun from days to days. In United States, more than 600,000 cases of skin cancer were been reported in 1999, most of them caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Can you believe that? Around 30,000 of these cases will be the most dangerous kind of cancer, called mel...
  • Refraction Of Light By Ice Crystals
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    A halo occurs when the light from the sun or the moon is refracted and reflected by ice crystals in the atmosphere, usually in a thin layer of high cirrostratus clouds. Under certain circumstances a second, or outer, halo appears, which is fainter than the inner one. At times white or colored luminous arcs are also seen lying somewhat parallel to the horizon and passing through the source of light, called mock suns, parhelia, or sun dogs for the sun, and paraselene for the moon. A single mock su...
  • Earth Due To The Sun's Light
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    The Sun is the central object of the solar systems and the largest as it contains 99.9% of the total mass of the solar system. It outweighs everything else in the solar system combined by a factor of one thousand. (The Comic Perspective) The Sun is the closest star to the earth. The strong gravitational pull of the Sun holds the Earth and the other planets within the solar system in orbit. The light and heat from the sun affects all of the objects in the solar systems and even allows life to exi...

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