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Opposition (planets)

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In positional astronomy, two astronomical objects are said to be in opposition when they are on opposite sides of the celestial sphere, as observed from a given body (usually Earth). [1]

26 relations: Angular diameter, Antipodal point, Apparent magnitude, Apparent retrograde motion, Asteroid, Astronomical object, Astronomical symbols, Celestial sphere, Comet, Conjunction (astronomy), Coplanarity, Culmination, Earth, Ecliptic, Ecliptic coordinate system, Full moon, Inferior and superior planets, Lunar eclipse, Moon, Opposition surge, Orbit, Planetary phase, Solar System, Spherical astronomy, Sun, Syzygy (astronomy).

Angular diameter

The angular diameter, angular size, apparent diameter, or apparent size is an angular measurement describing how large a sphere or circle appears from a given point of view.

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Antipodal point

In mathematics, the antipodal point of a point on the surface of a sphere is the point which is diametrically opposite to it — so situated that a line drawn from the one to the other passes through the center of the sphere and forms a true diameter.

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Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.

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Apparent retrograde motion

Apparent retrograde motion is the apparent motion of a planet in a direction opposite to that of other bodies within its system, as observed from a particular vantage point.

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Asteroid

Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.

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Astronomical object

An astronomical object or celestial object is a naturally occurring physical entity, association, or structure that exists in the observable universe.

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Astronomical symbols

Astronomical symbols are symbols used to represent astronomical objects, theoretical constructs and observational events in astronomy.

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Celestial sphere

In astronomy and navigation, the celestial sphere is an abstract sphere with an arbitrarily large radius concentric to Earth.

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Comet

A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gases, a process called outgassing.

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Conjunction (astronomy)

In astronomy, a conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects or spacecraft have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude, usually as observed from Earth.

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Coplanarity

In geometry, a set of points in space are coplanar if there exists a geometric plane that contains them all.

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Culmination

In astronomy, the culmination of a planet, star, or constellation is its transit over an observer's meridian.

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Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

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Ecliptic

The ecliptic is the circular path on the celestial sphere that the Sun follows over the course of a year; it is the basis of the ecliptic coordinate system.

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Ecliptic coordinate system

The ecliptic coordinate system is a celestial coordinate system commonly used for representing the apparent positions and orbits of Solar System objects.

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Full moon

The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth's perspective.

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Inferior and superior planets

In the Solar System, a planet is said to be inferior with respect to another planet if its orbit lies inside the other planet's orbit around the Sun.

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Lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow.

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Moon

The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth and is Earth's only permanent natural satellite.

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Opposition surge

The opposition surge (sometimes known as the opposition effect, opposition spike or Seeliger effect) is the brightening of a rough surface, or an object with many particles, when illuminated from directly behind the observer.

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Orbit

In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.

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Planetary phase

A planetary phase is a period of time during which a certain portion of a planet's area reflects sunlight from the perspective of a given vantage point.

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Solar System

The Solar SystemCapitalization of the name varies.

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Spherical astronomy

Spherical astronomy or positional astronomy is the branch of astronomy that is used to determine the location of objects on the celestial sphere, as seen at a particular date, time, and location on Earth.

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Sun

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

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Syzygy (astronomy)

In astronomy, a syzygy (from the Ancient Greek σύζυγος suzugos meaning, "yoked together") is a (usually) straight-line configuration of three or more celestial bodies in a gravitational system.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposition_(planets)

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