Acceleration of the moon - definition of Acceleration of the moon by The Free Dictionary
Acceleration of the moon
|(Astr. & Physics.) ||the increase of the moon's mean motion in its orbit, in consequence of which its period of revolution is now shorter than in ancient times.|
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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William Fishburn Donkin born; Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford 1842-'69; wrote The Secular Acceleration of the Moon
's Mean Motion, 1861.