TITLE

The astronomy of Paul Revere's ride

AUTHOR(S)
Vialle, J.; Hoff, D.
PUB. DATE
April 1992
SOURCE
Astronomy;Apr92, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the role the Moon played during Paul Revere's famous ride in April, 1775 during the Revolutionary War. Poetry, history and science allowed the authors to use a computer simulation to recreate the nighttime conditions; The Moon was full three days before Revere's ride; Moon was 18 days old that famous evening; If the night was darker or the tides more favorable that night, history may have been changed; More.
ACCESSION #
9205183731

 

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