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  • Owing to the precession of the equinoxes it is longer than a tropical or sidereal year by 25 minutes and 2.3 seconds.

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  • These two motions are defined with greater detail in the articles Precession Of The Equinoxes and Nutation.

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  • 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.

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  • The laws of motion of the ecliptic and equator are stated in the article Precession Of The Equinoxes.

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  • 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.

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  • The earth's precession leads to the precession of the equinoxes.

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