Definition of Anomalistic year

1. Noun. Time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again; 365 days and 6 hr and 13 min and 53.1 sec.

Generic synonyms: Year



Definition of Anomalistic year

1. Noun. The time taken for the Earth to complete one revolution with respect to its apsides, usually defined as the time between perihelion passages. ¹

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Literary usage of Anomalistic year

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1. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"The anomalistic year. — The anomalistic year is the time required for the earth to move from the perihelion of its orbit around to the perihelion again. ..."

2. The Indian Calendar: With Tables for the Conversion of Hindu and Muhammadan by Robert Sewell, Śaṅkara Bālakr̥shṇa Dīkshita (1896)
"... e., from aphelion to aphelion, or from perihelion to perihelion, is called an anomalistic year. * The length of the year varies owing to various causes, ..."

3. General Astronomy by Harold Spencer Jones (1922)
"The anomalistic year, as this period is called, is therefore longer than the sidereal year ... Thus sidereal year : 360° = anomalistic year : 360° + 11"-25. ..."

4. Lectures on astronomy, delivered at King's college, London by Henry Moseley (1850)
"THE anomalistic year. The time intervening between two successive passages of the earth through an aphelion or perihelion, of its orbit, ..."

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