superior conjunction


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superior conjunction

n.
The position of an inferior planet (Mercury or Venus) when it lies on a direct line extending from Earth through the center of the sun.
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Noun1.superior conjunction - (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
alignment, conjunction - (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
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Tribune News Network Doha THE 'Red Planet' Mars will be in superior conjunction with the sun on Monday at 2:01pm (Doha time), Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced on Sunday.
Venus passes behind the sun in superior conjunction on the 14th, transitioning to an evening star for the rest of the year.
Mercury is lost to view around September 11th and reaches superior conjunction with the Sun on September 20th.
The 'superior conjunction' of Mercury is an important astronomical phenomenon because it "marks the end of Mercury's apparition in the morning sky", Dr Marzouk says.
Mercury will transition out of the morning sky and into the evening sky as the inferior planet reaches its superior conjunction on February 17, 2018.
Telemetry data was received during most of the conjunction period except for 9 days from June 10 to June 18, during superior conjunction.
During this period when the sun blocks Earth's view -- a geometrical position known in astronomy as a superior conjunction -- radio receivers on Earth will not be able to distinguish STEREO's signal from the sun's radiation.
Mercury provided us with the best morning apparition of 2013 last month and following a superior conjunction on Dec 29, it will move east of the Sun to give us one of the best evening apparitions of 2014.
Around superior conjunction (full phase), Venus doesn't look much bigger than Mercury.
George's Day; Mercury at superior conjunction with sun and unviewable.
Tribune News Network Doha Mercury will align with the Sun and the Earth on a straight line in what is known as superior conjunction on Tuesday at 4pm local time, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) said in a statement on Monday.

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