greatest elongation

greatest elongation

(GE) See elongation.

greatest elongation

[′grād·əst ‚ē‚loŋ′gā·shən]
(astronomy)
The maximum angular distance of a body of the solar system from the sun, as observed from the earth.
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Tribune News Network Doha The nearest planet of the sun 'Mercury' will be at highest point over western horizon of Qatar sky on Thursday, March 15, when it will be at greatest elongation with the sun, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced.
For observers around 40[degrees] north latitude, Mercury reaches its peak height at mid-month, attaining a greatest elongation of 18[degrees] from the Sun on March 15th.
4 Sep: Mercury greatest elongation East (27 degrees).
When an inner planet is at the greatest apparent distance from the Sun, it is said to be at greatest elongation.
Following the solar transit last June, Venus passed into its western (morning) elongation and reached greatest elongation on 2012 Aug 15.
Mercury reaches greatest elongation - meaning its farthest point from the Sun from our view - tomorrow, when it lies 28 degrees west of the Sun and appears some five degrees above the eastern horizon 30 minutes before sunrise.
Venus - which is closer to Earth, making it the brighter of the two - is moving toward Earth and toward its greatest elongation - or the farthest point from the Sun within its orbit.
Jan 4 Mercury at greatest elongation in the evening sky.
For example, the nitrile rubber had the greatest elongation and the highest Tg.
17 Venus at greatest elongation (maximum angular separation from the sun in our sky); Ben Franklin born, 1706.
So Potter and Morgan worked mostly when Mercury was at greatest elongation, that is, its farthest distance from the sun, which is 28[deg.