Understanding Retrograde Motion

Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth's passing these slower-moving outer worlds.

What is retrograde motion?   via Shareaholic

What is retrograde motion? via Shareaholic

What is retrograde motion? For the planets | Space | EarthSky

Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth's passing these slower-moving outer worlds.

What is retrograde? Sometimes the planets appear to change direction in the sky. This retrograde motion is entirely an illusion caused by the Earth passing the slower moving outer planets.

Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth's passing these slower-moving outer worlds.

What is retrograde motion and why does a planet like Mars appear to change directions in the night sky? Is it playfully looping about in its orbit around the sun or is something less strange going on?

What is retrograde motion and why does a planet like Mars appear to change directions in the night sky? Is it playfully looping about in its orbit around the sun or is something less strange going on?

Animation of Mars in retrograde

Apparent Retrograde Motion of Mars - This animation shows the apparent retrograde motion of Mars in as seen from Earth - Created by : Eugene Alvin Villar (seav), as part of the Philip Greenspun illustration project

Each one of us is interconnected and a part of a much greater whole. Just as our daily thoughts and actions affect the trajectory of our lives and impact our environment so too we are influenced by the changing movement of the stars. We are now in an notable juncture astrologically in that not only Mercury but also Mars Jupiter Saturn and Pluto are in what is known as retrograde motion at this time. In addition Neptune will be going retrograde next month and is already beginning to move…

Each one of us is interconnected and a part of a much greater whole. Just as our daily thoughts and actions affect the trajectory of our lives and impact our environment so too we are influenced by the changing movement of the stars. We are now in an notable juncture astrologically in that not only Mercury but also Mars Jupiter Saturn and Pluto are in what is known as retrograde motion at this time. In addition Neptune will be going retrograde next month and is already beginning to move…

Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth's passing these slower-moving outer worlds.  But there's a real retrograde motion, too.

sci-universe: “One of the nicknames given to Mars by the ancient Egyptians was sekded-ef em khetkhet, which means “who travels backwards,” a clear reference to its apparent retrograde motion.

The dazzling “star” near the waxing moon on January 1, 2 and 3, 2017 is Venus. Mars is also along a line between the sunset location on your horizon and the moon and Venus in your sky.

Sometimes the planets appear to change direction in the sky. This retrograde motion is entirely an illusion caused by the Earth passing the slower moving outer planets.

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