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Dictionary of Astrological and Astronomical Terms

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

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Synodic Period

The period of time which a heavenly body takes to move from one conjunction with the Sun to the next. For example, a synodic month is the period of time between successive new moons (29 days 12 hours 44 minutes). Synodic Cycle refers to the time between conjunctions of two planets (not a planet and the Sun.)

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