Sentence Examples

  • Now such a constellation as the following must sometimes exist: the earth is in perihelion; the line of nodes coincides with the line of apsides and both lie in the line joining earth and sun.
  • The line of nodes rotates in a period of 18.612 years and the line of apsides in a period of 8.84 years.
  • Tisserand in 1895.1 It involved the action of no third mass, but depended solely upon the progression of the line of apsides in a moderately elliptical orbit due to the spheroidal shape of the globes traversing it.
  • They are called the lower or nearer, and the higher or more distant apsides respectively.
  • The "line of apsides" is that which joins them, forming the major axis of the orbit.

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