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Dictionary of Astrological and Astronomical Terms

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

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Greatest Eastern Elongation

The farthest east along its orbit a celestial body can reach beyond the Sun. When Mercury and Venus are at their Greatest Eastern Elongation they are visible as "evening stars," and when they are at their Greatest Western Elongation they are visible as "morning stars"

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