What Is the Ecliptic?

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The ecliptic is the path the sun travels in the sky based on our perspective on Earth. We of course know it is the Earth moving and not the sun, but 'ecliptic' is the name for the path it looks like the sun is traveling in around the Earth. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecliptic
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e·clip·tic
[ih-klip-tik]
NOUN
1.
Astrology the great circle of the ecliptic, along which are located the 12 houses and signs of the zodiac.
ADJECTIVE
2.
pertaining to an eclipse.
3.
pertaining to the ecliptic.
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The ecliptic is the apparent path that the Sun traces out in the sky during year, appearing to move eastwards on an imaginary spherical surface.
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