Precession-of-the-equinoxes Sentence Examples
Owing to the precession of the equinoxes it is longer than a tropical or sidereal year by 25 minutes and 2.3 seconds.
These two motions are defined with greater detail in the articles Precession Of The Equinoxes and Nutation.
The precession of the equinoxes is due to the fact that the earth performs a motion of this kind about its centre, and the whole class of such motions has therefore been termed precessional.
The laws of motion of the ecliptic and equator are stated in the article Precession Of The Equinoxes.
Gravitation was thus shown to be the sole influence governing the movements of planets and satellites; the figure of the rotating earth was successfully explained by its action on the minuter particles of matter; tides and the precession of the equinoxes proved amenable to reasonings based on the same principle; and it satisfactorily accounted as well for some of the chief lunar and planetary inequalities.Advertisement
The earth's precession leads to the precession of the equinoxes.