Definition of superior planet in English:

superior planet

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noun

Astronomy
  • Any of the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, whose orbits are further from the sun than the earth’s.
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    • Figure 2 is a diagram of the orbits of the Earth and a superior planet (those with orbits larger than those of the Earth), such as Mars.
    • Mercury's orbit, like that of Venus, can be divided into a complex set of phases, quite distinct from those of the Moon and those of the superior planets.
    • In most astrological depictions, Venus and Mercury are shown standing apart from the superior planets.

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