Definition of Inferior conjunction
1. Noun. (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Inferior Conjunction
Literary usage of Inferior conjunction
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and by John Pinkerton, Samuel Vince, Benjamin Smith Barton (1804)
"44'from the snn,between rts inferior conjunction and its greatest elongation, -she then gives the greatest quantity -of'light to the earth ; and at that ..."
2. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens by Camille Flammarion (1894)
"PHASES OF MERCURY BEFORE inferior conjunction: ' EVENING STAR ' of ... INFERIOR CONJUNCTION ..."
3. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1855)
"Observations of Venus near her inferior conjunction. By Lieut. Brodie. " I took much interest in closely watching Venus for some little time preceding its ..."