oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The recurrence of occultations
|Article Title||The recurrence of occultations|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1945|
|Pages||86 - 87|
|Keyword(s)||Celestial longitude, Horizontal parallax, Latitude, New Zodiacal Catalogue, Occultations and Semidiameter of the moon|
Mr. Venter's article explains the change in the Moon's path as we see it as a result of the fact that the Moon's node retrogrades through 360ï¿½ in the course of about 18.6 years while the plane of the orbit remains inclined to the ecliptic at a nearly constant value of 5ï¿½ 9 '.
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