obliquity

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Synonyms for obliquity

the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle

the quality of being deceptive

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These results provide a means to understand the accumulation history of the polar deposits as related to Mars movements, such as orbital eccentricity, axial tilt, and rotation around the Sun.
The improved astronomical model of Girkin showed that the maximum axial tilt of the earth could be higher than the Milankovitch-predicted obliquity [6].
Pluto clearly shows seasonal variations owing to its relatively eccentric orbit and its unusual axial tilt of 120[degrees].
Summer Solstice occurs when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined toward the sun, which is in June for the Northern Hemisphere and December for the Southern Hemisphere.
The two main causes of the change of sunrise over the year are the Earth's axial tilt, and, to a lesser extent, the eccentricity of our orbit around the Sun.
On the down side, the Trinaural is unforgiving of its speaker placement, the axial tilt being part of the mechanism by which the system controls leakage of left of center information into right of center image space (the inverse case also obviously applies).
The volume was created using axial tilt tomography employing the back projection algorithm.
Workpieces are drawn between the two wheels by an axial tilt of the regulating wheelhead (up to 5 degrees on a Landis(R) 8RE-2(TM) grinder).
It's a visual representation of the way the Earth's axial tilt and orbital eccentricity interact during a trip around the Sun.
For science aficionados, the summer solstice happens precisely when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun, at the degree of 23A[degrees] 26', at its most extreme.
While it is merely a coincidence that the eclipse falls on the same date as this year's winter solstice, for eclipse watchers this means that the moon will appear very high in the night sky, as the solstice marks the time when the Earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun.
These seasonal changes are caused more by the planet's 248-year elliptical orbit than (as in the case of Earth) by its axial tilt.