superior planet

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any of the planets whose orbit lies outside the earth's orbit

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of the greater proximity of the superior planets to the earth when they
Opposition is the time when a superior planet (one that is farther from the Sun than Earth is) comes closest to us and therefore is typically brightest and appears biggest in telescopes.
Did you know that a superior planet could be at opposition twice in one year?
What propitious event akin to the opposition of a superior planet do they have?
The tract presents a vision in which the conjunctions of the superior planets signal stages in the history of the world and announce in particular the birth of the prophets.
The objection to the Ptolemaic mechanism for the longitudinal motion of the superior planets (and Venus) was that the effect of the equant point was not obtained by uniform circularity.
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