descending node

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the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going south

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Comet Giacobini-Zinner returns to perihelion on 2012 February 11 and reaches the descending node 6.
This is similar to EIAST's first launch but with some differences, such as the orbit and launch base, and gives EIAST the choice of launch date, and launch characteristics such as the orbital height, inclination and local time of descending node," said Al Mansoori.
Cat's Eye, Ketu (the descending node of the Moon): spiritual, sensitive
The transit occurs at Venus' descending node with the planet crossing the northern part of the Sun's photosphere.
In the present case Venus reaches inferior conjunction on June 6d 1h, passing through the descending node at 17h, just sixteen hours later.
The orbit comes close to that of the Earth and it could produce a meteor shower at the descending node in November.
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