The ecliptic

This animation shows how, from the perspective of an observer on Earth, the Sun appears to move across the background of stars in the night sky, tracing out a path as we orbit around the Sun. This path is known as the ecliptic and the constellations on that path are known as the Zodiac constellations. 

This animation was originally produced for an ESO Chasing Starlight episode on astronomy myth busting.


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Data de divulgação:27 de Setembro de 2023 às 10:34
Duração:16 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Categoria:Chasing Starlight

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