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Author Bordeleau, André G. (André George)
Title Flags of the night sky : when astronomy meets national pride / Andre G. Bordeleau.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2014.

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Subject Flags -- History.
Astronomy and state.
Emblems, National.
Description 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents Federative Republic of Brazil: Constellations in the Breeze -- Crux: Beacon of the Southern Hemisphere -- Northern Hemisphere: The Empty Sky -- Sun-Bearing Flags: Here Comes the Sun -- Moon-Bearing Flags: Bright Side of the Moon -- Starry Flags: Here's Stars in Your Eyes -- Starry Flags: Here's Stars in Your Eyes.
Summary Many national flags display astronomical features -- Sun, Moon, stars -- but are they really based on existing astronomical objects? The United States flag sports 50 stars, one for each state, however none of them are linked to real stars. Further, the lunar crescent is often shaped like the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon. At times, stars are seen right next to the crescent, where the darkened disc of the moon should be!
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781461409298 (electronic bk.)
1461409292 (electronic bk.)
1306162505
9781306162500
9781461409281
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4614-0929-8
OCLC # 863203471
Additional Format Print version: 9781461409281