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The orbit of Mercury - ecliptic views. 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)
- The Sun in the centre.
- Yellow segment points toward the vernal point.
- View from the ecliptic (bottom) and from ~5 degrees above
- For planets: Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Keplerian Elements for Approximate Positions of the Major Planets
|Description||The orbit of Mercury -ecliptic views|
|Date||6 May 2006|
|Source||Plotted by a program written by the User:Eurocommuter|
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