anomalistic year


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anomalistic year

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(Horology) the interval between two successive passages of the earth through perihelion; 365.25964 mean solar days

anomalistic year

Equals the time interval between two consecutive passages of the Earth through its perihelion (365 days, 6 hr, 13 min, 53 s).
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Noun1.anomalistic year - time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again; 365 days and 6 hr and 13 min and 53.1 sec
year - the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; "a Martian year takes 687 of our days"
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2] with a period that corresponds to the anomalistic year.
The mean time between successive occurrences of Earth's perihelion is the anomalistic year of 365.