A great circle of the celestial sphere, making an angle with the equinoctial of about 23° 28´. It is the apparent path of the sun, or the real path of the earth as seen from the sun.
A great circle drawn on a terrestrial globe, making an angle of 23° 28´ with the equator; -- used for illustrating and solving astronomical problems.
Pertaining to the ecliptic; as, the ecliptic way.
Pertaining to an eclipse or to eclipses.
The Ecliptic is the Sun's apparent path around the earth forming a Great Circle on the Celestial Sphere. This circle is divided into 12 signs (30 degrees per sign) starting at 0 degrees Aries in the Tropical Zodiac which is defined by the position of the Sun at the Vernal Equinox which occurs around 21 March each year.
Plane of earth's orbit projected upon the celestial sphere (the apparent path of the sun).
The apparent path of the Sun through the sky.
The plane that contains the Earth's orbit around the Sun.
The path of the Sun through the heavens, from Earth's viewpoint. The planets also travel close to the ecliptic, within a certain distance of it. The zodiac signs correspond to the constellations that the Sun travels through along the ecliptic.
The line prescribed by the passage of the Sun across the sky which is the plane of the earth's orbit around the Sun.
The path in the sky the sun follows.
The plane containing the Earth's orbit about the Sun. Viewed from the Earth, the ecliptic is the line through the sky that the Sun traverses over the course of a year. Since most planets orbit the Sun in nearly the same plane as the Earth, they follow the same path through the sky as the Sun, along the ecliptic.When several planets are visible, you can imagine the line connecting them. (See Figure 1)
The apparent circular path of the Sun across the sky each year. It is also the orbital plane of the Earth around the Sun. See also zodiac.
The 16 degree wide belt along which the planets, moon, and sun travel.
The apparent path of the Sun across the sky as it travels across the constellations from Earth's perspective.
The ecliptic is the path the Sun makes across the sky. It is to celestial coordinates what the equator is to longitude and latitude on Earth.
The path that the sun follows through the sky during the course of a year. The sun passes through the twelve constellations of the zodiac as it travels along the ecliptic. Each constellation is divided into 30 degrees. On the rete, the ecliptic is represented by the off-center circle labeled with the constellations of the zodiac.
the path among the stars that the Sun traces throughout the year. The Moon and planets never stray far from the ecliptic.
The Sun's path in the sky. Planets and the Moon closely follow this path, since their orbital planes are nearly aligned with Earth's orbital plane. The ecliptic is tilted 23.5 degrees from the celestial equator. See also: equinox
The plane defined by a planet's orbit.
(pron. e-clip-tic) the plane that the Earth's orbit traces during a year. The orbits of the Moon and the planets are also close to this plane. It is a great circle on the celestial sphere.
The path of the Sun through the stars as seen from the earth.
The great circle formed by the intersection of the plane of the earth's orbit with the celestial sphere, or the apparent annual path of the sun in the heavens. [ 16
plane of space where roughly all of the planets lie
The apparent path the Sun on the celestial sphere. It intersects the celestial equator at the equinoxes. It is so named because, when the Moon is on the ecliptic, solar and lunar eclipses can occur.
Apparent path of the sun through the stellar sphere as generated by the earth's axial orientation and orbit of revolution about the sun.
The orbit of the earth around the Sun. As a Great Circle projected out into space, it is more properly called the celestial elliptic. If you at the sky at night, over a period of time, you will be able to see the Moon and the planets change their positions along the arc of the southern sky. They are moving through the sings along the ecliptic. A more obvious movement that we all notice is the Sun rising in the east, culminating overhead and then setting in the west. We see all of this from our vantage point on Earth, so even though we and all of the other planets are really orbiting the Sun, we see their apparent motion as around Earth.
The name given to the plane of the solar systm in which the planets approximately lie.
line on the celestial sphere representing the annual path of the sun through the stars.
All of the planets and most of the other bodies in the Solar System move within one plane. When seen from the Earth, they all appear to move within about three degrees of a line, inclined to the equator, which is called the Ecliptic.
the path the Sun takes against the background stars; the apparent positions of the Moon and the planets are usually quite close to the ecliptic
A great circle that is a projection of the Earth's orbit onto the sky. This plane of the Earth's orbit, the ecliptic, is where eclipses happen. The ecliptic as viewed from Earth, is the path of the Sun and Moon through the stars.
The imaginary line traced by the Sun in its annual journey through the stars as, viewed from the Earth. The plane of the ecliptic is the plane which passes through all the points on this path. All the planets and the Moon, since they orbit approximately in the same plane as the Earth, are always found on, or very close to, the ecliptic.
is the imaginary line through the background stars along which the Sun appears to travel through the year. The ecliptic is the plane of the solar system and because of this, the planets are generally found near the ecliptic. Comets may travel above or below the plane of the solar system.
the path among the stars that the Sun traces throughout the year; Moon and planets also stay close to the ecliptic
The ecliptic is the plane on which Earth moves on it orbit around the Sun.
The apparent path of the Sun against the background stars. This path takes the Sun through the constellations of the zodiac.
The path described by the center of the Sun on the geocentric celestial sphere during the course of a year.
The great circle around the sky on which the sun appears to move through the year as the earth rotates around it. The ecliptic plane is the plane of the earth's orbit. The orbit's of the other planets also lie close to this plane.
The Sun's apparent annual path through the fixed stars. Also the orbit of Earth, if it could be seen in the sky. The constellations through which the ecliptic passes are called the constellations of the Zodiac.
the plane of the earth's solar orbit projected on the Celestial Sphere.
The apparent path of the Sun, relative to the stars on the celestial sphere, over the course of a year.
The path the Sun seems to follow in the sky. Also, Plane of the Ecliptic
The mean plane of Earth's orbit around the sun. Solor or lunar eclipses can occur only when the moon passes thru that plane.
The mean plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. The name arises because eclipses of the Sun or Moon can occur only when the Moon passes through this plane.
The great circle on the celestial sphere which traces the path of the Sun during the year.
The apparent path the Sun (and, approximately that of the planets) as seen against the stars. Since the plane of the Earth's equator is inclined at 23.5 degrees to that of its orbit, the ecliptic is inclined to the celestial equator by the same angle. The ecliptic intersects the celestial equator at the two equinoxes.
The plane of Earth's orbit around the sun; all the planets except for Mercury and Pluto have orbits in nearly virtually the same plane
An imaginary line in the sky traced by the Sun as it moves in its yearly path through the sky.
The path followed by the sun across the celestial sphere in the course of a year.
The apparent path of the sun on the celestial sphere, also used for the plane in which the motion of the earth around the sun takes place.
The apparent path followed by the Sun, among the stars, during the year, as a result of the Earth's motion around the Sun. Also, the apparent path followed by the Earth, as seen by someone on the Sun. Also, the projection of the plane of the Earth's orbit onto the (imaginary) Celestial Sphere.
The orbit of the Sun and all the planets around the Earth: the celestial circle that the Sun, as seen from the Earth, seems to follow within the span of a year.
The reference plane of the solar system, defined by the Sun and Earth; as seen from Earth, the centre of the Sun is exactly on the ecliptic. The major planets and the Moon can always be found within a few degrees of this plane. Smaller bodies of the solar system are much less restricted to this zone, especially comets and their related meteoroid streams which can be at virtually any angle, and either prograde or retrograde.
Theplane defined by the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Most planets in our solar system appear close to the ecliptic plane. The Earth's axis is tilted 23.5° from the ecliptic, which causes our seasons.
The Sun's apparent path around the Earth, which is actually the plane of the Earth's orbit extended out into space. The ecliptic forms the centre of the zodiac.
The mean annual great-circle path of the Sun on the celestial sphere, i.e. the mean plane of the Earth's orbit with minor irregularities smoothed out. The plane of the ecliptic is inclined by about 23° 27' to the plane of the celestial equator; more exact values are given in the Astronomical Ephemeris.
The apparent path of the Sun on the Celestial Sphere in Earth centered astronomy. The Ecliptic is inclined at 23.5 degrees to the Celestial Equator.
The Sun's path across the sky. The Moon and the planets follow this path closely, since their orbital planes are nearly aligned with Earth's orbital plane. The ecliptic is tilted 23.5 degrees from the celestial equator.
The path in the sky as seen from Earth taken by the sun, moon, and the planets. Many meteor radiants are situated on or near the ecliptic. This path includes the 12 constellations of the zodiac plus a few other obscure constellations not generally recognized.
The plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Most objects in the solar system are in orbits very close to the ecliptic plane. Conversely, the ecliptic is the path of the sun against the sky with respect to the stars.
imaginary circumference marked on the celestial sphere by the Earth orbital plane. It is inclined by 23 ° and 27' on the celestial Equator.
The plane in space which contains the Sun, Earth, and the other major planets.
The plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. As seen from the Earth, the Sun appears to move across the ecliptic during one year.
The great circle in the celestial sphere, which is the apparent annual path of the sun around the earth.
From the Earth, the apparent yearly path on the celestial sphere of the Sun with respect to the stars; also, the plane of the earth's orbit.
The apparent annual path of the sun through the constellations of the zodiac Referenced in: The Constellations
An imaginary plane or disk which radiates out from the equatorial region of the sun into space. The exact tilt of the disk is determined by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the sun to the center of the earth.
The plane of Earth's orbit about the Sun
great circle that is a projection of the Earth's orbit onto the sky, or the path the Sun takes through the stars in its annual motion. It is tilted by 23.5° with respect to the celestial equator.
Great circle extension of Earth's orbit on the celestial sphere. The apparent yearly path of the Sun in the sky.
The apparent path of the Sun around the sky.
The apparent path of the Sun as it "travels" around Earth during the course of a year; actually, Earth's orbit around the Sun.
The Sun's apparent path through the zodiac, a belt some 15° - 18° wide around the Earth. The name refers to eclipses, which can only occur here.
The sun's apparent path across the sky that tracks a circle through the celestial sphere.
The ecliptic is the apparent path the Sun traces out along the sky — independent of Earth's rotation — in the course of the year. More accurately, it is the intersection of the celestial sphere with the ecliptic plane, which is the geometric plane containing the mean orbit of the Earth around the Sun. It should be distinguished from the invariable ecliptic plane, which is the vector sum of the angular momenta of all planetary orbital planes, to which Jupiter is the main contributor.