tapped the page: one heavy clop of his index finger to get my attention. 'The ecliptic, put simply, is the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun. But since we
all live here on earth, we observe the sun to be moving along this plane instead.
Author: Benjamin Wood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Shortlisted for the Sunday Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award and the Encore Prize 'Stunning... Wood has created one of the most moving and human characters in recent fiction' Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven The mesmerising new novel from the acclaimed author of The Bellwether Revivals: a rich and immersive story of love, obsession, creativity and disintegration. On a forested island off the coast of Istanbul stands Portmantle, a refuge for beleaguered artists. There, a curious assembly of painters, architects, writers and musicians strive to restore their faded talents. Elspeth 'Knell' Conroy is a celebrated painter who has fled the dizzying art scene of 1960s London; on the island, she spends her nights wrestling with her elusive masterpiece. Then a disaffected teenager named Fullerton arrives at the refuge and disrupts its routines. He is plagued by nightmares that steer him into danger, and Knell is left to pick apart the chilling mystery: where did the boy come from, what is 'The Ecliptic', and how does it relate to their abandoned lives in England? Praise for The Ecliptic: 'A novelist to watch' The Times 'A resounding achievement . . . Rich, beautiful and written by an author of great depth and resource' Edward Docx, Guardian 'Full of suspense and beautifully written, superbly imagined and constructed . . . A terrifically gripping and playful book' Sunday Times 'Exhilarating, earthy, cerebral, frank and unflinching . . . A masterfully paced and suspenseful read' Independent 'A rich, intricate and layered work' Observer 'Haunts the imagination long after the final page' Independent on Sunday
... and society to many a young boy and very few of them turned out badly for the
experience. There on the forest world of Seereelan, South of the Ecliptic, Piehl
finally understood that the King was, in fact, paying his 'Debt in the Steel'. The
Author: Donald Ladew
South of the Ecliptic description: South of the Ecliptic is a science fiction military adventure that tells the story of the resurgence and finally the reinstatement of the Mars Legion. Having unwisely chosen the side of the Federation over the Imperium nine years before our story begins, the Legion is defeated in the final battle at Vincent's planet. Brigadier General Jerrad Piehl, in command at the last battle, and who would not surrender, was imprisoned for six years. When we meet the general he is Captain of a run-down trading ship. The current King offers him a task that involves the Princess Iralane and getting her to a place of safety. It proves no easy task. Powerful forces that have good reason to hate and fear the Legion go to great lengths to destroy Piehl. At the heart of the story is the secret of a functioning Intergalactic Portal whose use and control is being sought by Piehl's enemies. No more is known about it than that it is located south of the plane of the Ecliptic. With the help of his friends and members of the legion, Piehl seeks out his enemies and brings them to battle there, south of the Ecliptic on the portal world of Seerelan.
... ecliptic. Plane of the what? Was he taking a trip somewhere? Maggie leaned
backin the desk chair. So both Reverend Chamberlain and Joey wanted to talk to
her about something.
Author: Karen Estes
Maggie MacKenzie believes her existence to be as orderly as the books on her library shelves. She has a devoted husband, wonderful stepdaughter, and loyal best friend. But her perfect life is shattered on the night she experiences a mystifying tie to her newborn granddaughter. When she becomes obsessed with haunting dreams of two young girls in seventeenth-century Scotland, Maggie wonders if it’s all a case of synchronicity, genetic memory, or reincarnation. Her buried emotions begin to surface as the lines of reality and dreams blur together. Ultimately, she discovers how lives can be intertwined beyond the veil of time and space. Filled with intrigue and inspiration, this novel presents a unique look at an ordinary woman’s desperate attempt to find meaning and reason in her life. Maggie accepts the help of a former student turned astronomer, a girlfriend dealing with her own peculiar relationship, a feisty Italian neighbor, and a young, hip clergyman to journey where the moon meets the sun and Earth—a place where truth is revealed in Plane of the Ecliptic. Please visit www.planeoftheecliptic.com
Author: United States Naval Observatory. Nautical Almanac OfficePublish On: 1953
REDUCTION OF LUNISOLAR PRECESSION AND NUTATION TO THE ECLIPTIC OF DATE AND EQUATOR OF DATE The position ( 42 ) of the ecliptic
at any time t reckoned from the adopted fundamental epoch , and the position of
Author: United States Naval Observatory. Nautical Almanac Office
The Ecliptic and Rule Figure 4 is the projection of the ecliptic and the rule . The ecliptic is divided into the sections of the zodiac as is traditional on astrolabes .
Each 5° is marked . The divisions can be labeled with the zodiac symbols as an
Author: Anton von Gotstedter
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
Anlasslich des 50-Jahrigen Bestehens des Instituts fur Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main fasst der Festband Beitrage zahlreicher ehemaliger und gegenwartiger Mitarbeitern des Instituts zusammen. Die Themenvielfalt ihrer Forschungsinteressen reicht von der Astronomie und astronomischen Instrumenten bis hin zur Mathematik und zur Philosophia Naturalis.
In describing the precession phenomenon it is convenient to introduce the axis of the ecliptic ( Fig . 1-9 ) , defined as that diameter of the celestial sphere which is
perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic . The points at which the axis of the ...
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" Richard Owens explains in his afterword to this edition: "The poem offers the narrative of a single consciousness in twelve parts, each of which corresponds to one of twelve constellations in the Western zodiac.
Author: Joseph Macleod
Poetry. Edited by Richard Owens. First published by Faber & Faber in 1930, THE ECLIPTIC is a lost modernist classic. Complex in structure, rich in music, it was hailed by Morton Dauwen Zabel in Poetry as a new "Dawn in Britain." Basil Bunting declared, "The Ecliptic interested me more than any new thing since The Waste Land..." Richard Owens explains in his afterword to this edition: "The poem offers the narrative of a single consciousness in twelve parts, each of which corresponds to one of twelve constellations in the Western zodiac. It begins with Aries and closes with Pisces, moving from birth to death, with each section conveying a mood or quality specific to its phase of life and corresponding astrological sign."
1 denotes the celestial longitude of the true sun at , it is related to the ecliptic
longitude ε and the ecliptic inclination as follows , tan at = tan e cos 0 . ( 3 ) If the ecliptic longitude can be calculated , as is presented in the next chapter , the
14 The Ecliptic System of Co - ordinates 90 - 1 90 + a VP 190 - 81 V90 - 8 This
system is specially convenient in studying the movements of the planets and in
describing the Solar System . The two quantities specifying the position of an
The Northern latitudes are found on the Northern side of the ecliptic , while the
Southern latitudes are found on the Southern side of the ecliptic . In this system of
coordinates , we consider the Earth as found in the apparent center of the ...
Before we turn to that definition , it is desirable to take up the matter of unequal or
seasonal hours , which are closely related to the ecliptic . The ecliptic cuts a great
circle on the celestial sphere , and the horizon of any observer cuts another ...
to one another , where the moon ' s path lies farthest from the ecliptic , namely 5
degrees north and south of it respectively . Five degrees is equal to ten times the
moon ' s apparent diameter , or about half of one hand ' s - breadth ( see p .
ecliptic system, is better for determining the positions of planets and therefore for
solar system navigation. Since the orbital planes of the major planets of the solar
system are only slightly tipped with respect to one another, the plane of the ...
The intensity of this radiation will vary inversely as the square of the distance , in
all directions including that of the plane of the ecliptic . 3 . Distribution and
Temperature of Interplanetary Gas . From the preceding it follows obviously that
Author: United States. Army Topographic CommandPublish On: 1969
See also eccentricity of instrument . ecliptic - The great circle formed by the
intersection of the plane of the earth ' s orbit around the sun ( or apparent orbit of
the sun around the earth ) and the celestial sphere . ecliptic coordinate system -
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14 The Ecliptic System of Co - ordinates This system is specially convenient in
studying the movements of the planets and in describing the Solar System . The
two quantities specifying the position of an object on the celestial sphere in this ...
Author: Archie E. Roy
Publisher: CRC Press
This third edition of Astronomy: Principles and Practice has been updated and expanded to cover the exciting developments in the 'new' astronomies and experimental methods which are now widely used. Together with the companion volume Astronomy: The Structure of the Universe, it provides a comprehensive and systematic treatment of astronomy including the physical and mathematical groundwork so often omitted from other textbooks. They comprise an excellent foundation for a complete two-year course in astronomy, while portions of the text may be selected as the basis of a preliminary science or liberal arts course at the first year university level. Both books include many worked examples, problems with answers, and a selection of practical projects. Although primarily intended for undergraduate use, these books will also afford serious amateur astronomers a welcome opportunity to study their subject as a working science. Astronomy: Principles and Practice, 3rd edition introduces the concepts and historical development of astronomy, presents a course on positional measurement and celestial mechanics, and describes the techniques and instrumentation of astronomical observation and measurement.
The ecliptic , however , takes different positions in the sky during the day .
Because the ecliptic is inclined 2312 ° to the celestial equator , its inclination to
the horizon can differ as much as 2312 ° , either way , from that of the equator . It
can be ...
The ecliptic or celestial latitude ß of the point P is the angular distance measured
positive ( negative ) toward the north ( south ) pole of the ecliptic from the ecliptic
along the great circle passing through the point P and the north pole of the ...
Author: Laurence G. Taff
Examines the data reduction for positional measurements made on stars, planets, artificial satellites by optical means. Covers the sources of the corrections, the available numerical procedures and their accuracy, and illustrates the material through the use of worked problems. A thousand-item glossary gives all the principal phrases used in astronomy.