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Dictionary of Astrological and Astronomical Terms

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

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Elongation

The maximum angular distance that Mercury and Venus travel from the Sun. Because these two planets lie between Earth and the Sun, they appear to travel with the Sun so that Mercury is never more than 28 degrees from the Sun and Venus is never more than 46 degrees from the Sun. Elongation also refers to the maximum distance that any satellite (such as our Moon) moves from the body around which it travels (such as Earth).

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