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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The great circle representing the apparent annual path of the sun.

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  • All of the planets rotate the sun in approximately the same ecliptic
  • The plane of the ecliptic is well seen in this picture from the 1994 lunar prospecting Clementine spacecraft.
  • An answer to some of your questions: the plane-of-the-ecliptic is a geometric term that basically means the natural horizon of space, versus an an artificial horizon.
  • The ecliptic is the band in the sky through which the sun, moon and planets course. for more
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