ecliptic limits

ecliptic limits

See eclipse.

ecliptic limits

[i¦klip·tik ′lim·əts]
(astronomy)
The distance of the sun from a node of the moon's orbit such that a solar eclipse cannot occur, or the greatest distance of the moon from a node such that an eclipse of the moon cannot occur.
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With the planet towards its greatest distance from the Earth, the ecliptic limits are much greater and an occultation is possible if superior conjunction is reached within about seven days of the passage through a node.