sidereal period


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sidereal period

n
(Astronomy) astronomy the period of revolution of a body about another with respect to one or more distant stars

sidereal period

The time taken for a planet to complete one orbit of the Sun.
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A sidereal period is the time taken for a planet or satellite to complete one orbit of its parent, as measured by its position against the background stars.
32 days) for the moon to fully orbit Earth, called the lunar sidereal period.
The same effect is observed in Ring Lasers [29]--which detect a sidereal period of rotation of the Earth, and not the solar period.