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Dictionary of Astrological and Astronomical Terms

Compiled by Julene Packer-Louis, Evan Bortnick, and Jackie Goldstein

Copyright 2000-2020 OCA, Inc. All rights reserved. No portion of the dictionary may be reproduced in any form without written permission.

 

Ecliptic Plane

The apparent path of the Sun as viewed from Earth. The fixed stars of the zodiacal constellations are along this band. The planets travel this band as well. (derived from 'plenets'; Greek for wandering star).

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