The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180°; -- signified by the symbol ?; as, ? Jupiter Sun, opposition of Jupiter to the sun.
The point at which a planet that is further away from the Sun than the Earth, lines up with the Sun and Earth. Opposition is a good time for observation because the planet is near its closest point to Earth.
a method for achieving contrast and conflict between visual qualities that results in the creation of heightened interest and the arousal of a sense of tension or turmoil.
and conjunction — Spatial arrangements of the earth, sun, and a planet when all three lie in a straight line. Opposition is planet then earth then sun (or sun then earth then planet). Conjunction is earth then planet then sun (or earth then sun then planet, or sun then planet then earth, or planet then sun then earth). Where the earth is in relation to the other two bodies is what is crucial. Earth in the middle (with other two bodies on opposite sides) equals opposition. Earth at the end (with other two bodies together on the same side or conjoined) equals conjunction.
is defined by astronomers as the configuration of an outer planet when it is opposite the Sun in our (the Earth's) sky. That is, the objects are aligned as follows: Sun - Earth - another planet. For example: when Mars is in opposition, you can draw a straight line from the Sun through the Earth and finally to Mars.
The point in time when a planetary body is at the same heliocentric longitude as the Earth. Bodies at opposition rise at sunset.
the 180° aspect (orb 10°-12°) denoting change, polarity, awareness, objectivity, and often a particular way or style of relating. This is the second strongest aspect and symbolizes a conflict between an internal energy (initially not seen as internal), and an apparently external one (that one fails to see in oneself, and, like the Seventh house, projects onto the outer world). The opposition signifies others we bring into our life to externalize unconscious or rejected aspects of our own being. Accepting these is the growth in consciousness the conflict provides.
The positioning of two celestial bodies relative to a third (usually the Sun, Earth, and a third celestial body) such that they are 180 degrees apart in Right Ascension. Note that the bodies need not actually lie on a straight line since they may lie at different Declinations.
Planets 180 degrees or six houses apart in a chart; a major unfavorable aspect.
Two planets that occupy exact opposite points in space.
The passage of a planet through the point most directly opposite the sun on the other side of the earth.
a configuration of the Sun. Earth and a planet in which the apparent geocentric longitude (see longitude, celestial) of the planet differs by 180° from the apparent geocentric longitude of the Sun.
A position of an outer planet when it appears opposite the Sun (inner planets cannot come into opposition).
When a planet is exactly opposite of the sun in the sky. This means that the object will cross the meridian exactly at midnight. Planets are usually best viewed when at opposition. Venus and Mercury never reach opposition because their orbits lie closer to the sun than Earth's.
Position of a superior planet when it is closest to Earth. At this time it is 180o from the Sun's direction.
the point in a planet's orbit in which it is closest to Earth. When viewing a planet it will appear on the opposite side of the sky as the sun. Two bodies are in opposition when the difference in celestial longitude is 180 degrees.
In astronomy, the arrangement of the earth, sun, and one of the other planets or the moon, in which the angle subtended at the earth between the sun and the third body, in the plane of the ecliptic, is 180°. When this is the case, a superior planet is on the opposite side of the earth from the sun and is most easily observed. Compare conjunction, quadrature.
When two celestial bodies are opposite in their orbits.
The situation of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes or right ascensions differ by 180? The moon is in opposition to the sun when the earth is directly between them. [ 26
a challenging aspect that requires energy for the integration of these conflicting archetypal energies
The point at which a planet appears in our sky directly opposite the Sun.
The position of a planet such that Earth lies between the planet and the Sun. Planets at opposition are closest to Earth at opposition and thus opposition offers the best opportunity for observation. (See diagram.) For extended bodies (e.g. Sun, Moon, planets), the body's position is taken to be its centre.
The time when one celestial body is 180 degrees from the position of another in the opposite sky.
When Planets are exactly opposite each other in the chart wheel; an arc of 180 degrees. Creates stress. Balance is needed in the presence of an opposition.
An aspect created between two planets, corollary points, or cusps that has an arc of 180° 00'
The point where a planet is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Sun, and it is probably at its brightest. Mercury and Venus cannot come into opposition.
when the Earth passes between the Sun and a superior planet so that they are lined up in the order Sun, Earth, superior planet
The point at which a superior planet (or other body) is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Sun. Elongation is 180° at this point. Opposition is the best time to observe the superior planets.
The alignment of the Sun and any two planets such that an observer on the inner planet sees the Sun and outer planet opposite each other in the sky. For example, Mars is at opposition when it lies opposite the Sun as viewed from Earth. Outer planets are closest and, therefore, best observed when at opposition.
The position of a planet when it is opposite the Sun in the sky. Only planets that orbit outside Earth's orbit come into opposition; Mercury and Venus cannot.
when a solar system object has a celestial longitude 180o different from that of the sun.
The position of two celestial objects when they are 180° apart as viewed from east to west on Earth. When the Sun is one of the objects the other is directly opposite it in the sky and can be seen all night. See also Mars Oppositions page.
The position of one of the superior planets when it is opposite the Sun in the sky, that is, when its elongation is 180°.
A planet is said to be "in opposition" when it appears opposite the Sun in the sky. For the outer planets, this is generally the closest they come to the Earth, hence when they are most easily visible.
1. The situation of two celestial bodies having either celestial longitudes or sidereal hour angles differing by 180 degrees. The term is usually used only in relation to the position of a planet or the moon from the sun. Compare conjunction. 2. The situation of two periodic quantities differing by half a cycle.
the moment when a planet farther from the sun than Earth appears opposite the sun in the sky; it is the best time to observe a planet
The situation of two celestial bodies with their celestial longitudes (the angular distance measured east of the vernal equinox along the ecliptic) differing by 180 degrees; for example, opposition occurs when the moon and the sun are directly in line with the earth and on opposite sides of the earth.
The position of a planet when it is exactly opposite the Sun as seen from Earth. A planet at opposition is at its closest approach to the Earth and is best suitable for observing.
An aspect representing an angular difference of 180 degrees or a situation where two planets are directly across a chart from each other. Generally this can cause difficulty and discord.
When the Earth is exactly between a planet and the Sun, that planet is said to be in opposition.
An opposition is when planets are exactly opposite each other in the chart wheel. Oppositions create stress and conflict.
A planet is in opposition when the Earth is exactly between that planet and the sun. Mercury and Venus can not be in opposition.
two planets 180° from each other in the ecliptic are said to be in opposition. This relative position had important astrological significance.
The point at which a planet is exactly opposite the Sun in the sky, and as a result rises at sunset and is visible all night until it sets at sunrise. When a planet is at opposition it is best-placed for observation. Inferior planets, ie Mercury and Venus as viewed from Earth, can never be at opposition.
the position of two stars the longitudes of which differ by 180°; in other words they are on opposite sides if seen from the Earth.
An aspect, it is a combative energy. It creates the feeling of being out-of-balance, and can be stressful and frustrating. Opposition exposes a person's internal conflicts.
This aspect of 180 degrees (+/- nine degrees) represents polarities in an individual, and can involve balance or conflict depending on other aspects. An opposition will always heighten the need for decision-making.
An angle of 180 degrees between a planetary object, the Earth, and the Sun. More simply, these bodies lie on a straight line with Earth in the middle. back to the top
A planetary aspect which occurs when two planets are posited in exact opposite signs and degrees of the Zodiac. The effect is mostly believed to be stressful, yet an opposition can bring two conflicting energies into balance and mitigate the negative effects of both planets.
A planet's position when it is 180 degrees east or west (i.e., directly opposite) from the Sun in the sky.
The moment when a planet appears exactly opposite the Sun in the sky. At this time the Earth lies directly between the Sun and the planet and all three celestial bodies form a straight line. It is the best time to observe a planet because it is seen in the night sky from sunset until sunrise. Note: This orbital lineup can only occur with an outer planet, one that is farther from the Sun than Earth. The Earth never lies between an inner planet (Venus, Mercury) and the Sun. Image
A configuration in which a celestial body is in the opposite direction (180 degrees) from the sun as seen from another body located along the line between them. (e.g. when Mars, Earth and the Sun are located along a straight line, Mars is in opposition as seen from Earth.)
A generally adverse aspect of 180 degrees, depending on the planets involved.
A planet is said to be in opposition when it is 180 degrees from the Sun in the sky.
A second harmonic aspect, separating distance 180°. a major hard aspect, the opposition creates awareness, attraction and antagonism between the planets in polarity.
Opposition is a term used in positional astronomy and astrology to indicate when one celestial body is on the opposite side of the sky when viewed from a particular place (usually the Earth). In particular, two planets are in opposition to each other when their ecliptic longitudes differ by 180Â°.