ecliptic


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the great circle representing the apparent annual path of the sun

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The object crossed the ecliptic between the sun and Mercury on Sept.
The Darkening Ecliptic with their intellects, as the numerous allusions
A powerful hermeneutic for personhood in The Ecliptic, astrology also leads Macleod into the obscurantism of horoscope riddles.
Earth's orbit is called the ecliptic plane as the Moon's orbit must cross this plane in order for an eclipse (both solar as well as lunar) to occur.
The remaining parts are the "rete" which is a framework bearing a projection of the ecliptic plane, and several pointers indicating the positions of the brightest stars.
Instead, Kepler will point along what's called the ecliptic, the band of sky encircling the solar system and aligned with Earth's orbit.
The astronomers found that a smaller fraction of tiny bodies occur among high-inclination asteroids than those near the ecliptic plane.
1 Contemporary in looks and light source, the new Ecliptic pendant by Philips comes in anthracite or matte white and uses small surface-mountable power LEDs ($875).
ascending node In the orbit of a solar system body, the point where the body crosses the ecliptic from south to north.
With a week of that Flat season remaining, ECLIPTIC can take centre stage in Newmarket's featured Ben Marshall Stakes (2.
ECLIPTIC showed some seriously smart form as a juvenile and he must be followed on his return to action in the Bathwick Tyres Free Admission Raceday Conditions Stakes at Salisbury.
A solar eclipse can occur only when the New Moon occurs close to one of the points (known as nodes) where the Moon's orbit crosses the ecliptic.
Richard Hannon's charge finished second on his racecourse bow last May, but has been off since chasing home stablemate Libranno and Ecliptic at Newmarket.
The ecliptic is the apparent path that the Sun takes through the constellations of the zodiac around the year.
Presently, its orbital inclination on the plane of the ecliptic is 26.