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Orbit of Mercury - Polar view. Generated by a program written by Eurocommuter.
- Mercury in yellow
- For reference a circular orbit with the same semi-major axis in grey
- The orbit plotted in brighter colours above the ecliptic and darker below.
- Major axis drawn showing perihelion (q) and aphelion (Q)
- Positions show avery 5 days before and after the perihelion on May 20, 2006
- For illustration the size of the sphere is inversley proportional to the distance from the Sun.
- The Sun in the centre.
- Yellow segment points toward the vernal point.
- View from the above the ecliptic (North Pole)
- For planets: Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Keplerian Elements for Approximate Positions of the Major Planets
|Description||The orbit of Mercury -polar view|
|Date||6 May 2006|
|Source||Plotted by a program written by the User:Eurocommuter|
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