ecliptic longitude


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ecliptic longitude

[i¦klip·tik ′län·jə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
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Not only does our continuing survey now cover most areas of ecliptic longitude on the sky, but we have also discovered two more extreme objects, called 2013 [FT.
Interestingly, this event is a "quasi-conjunction"--two planets coming within 5[degrees] of each other without ever having the same right ascension or ecliptic longitude.
This perspective, popular among terrestrial cartographers of the time, had parallels of ecliptic latitude shown as equidistant straight lines and the great circles of ecliptic longitude as sloping straight lines.
Because of precession, the ecliptic longitude of each intersection point increases 50.
A planet's position as indicated by its disk number will inevitably drift ahead of or behind its true position given by ecliptic longitude.