A planet with an orbit lying further from the Sun than the Earth's. The superior planets are Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. These planets are generally easier to see than the inferior planets. The unaided eye objects amongst them are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The superior planets are remarkable for the retrograde loops which they trace.
A planet which is more distant from the Sun than another planet, and so can periodically come to opposition as viewed from the inner planet. As viewed from the Earth, all the planets from Mars outwards are superior planets.