Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Dream to Eijkman, Christiaan

Ecliptic

orbit astronomy sun plane

Ecliptic, in astronomy, the plane, passing through the center of the sun, that contains the orbit of the earth. All the planets orbit the sun in approximately the same plane, so that they are always seen near the ecliptic.

See also: Astronomy.

Ecology [next] [back] Eclipse

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or