superior planet


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superior planet

n.
Any of the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, whose orbits are at a greater distance from the sun than Earth's.

superior planet

n
(Astronomy) any of the planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (formerly) Pluto) whose orbit lies outside that of the earth
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Noun1.superior planet - any of the planets whose orbit lies outside the earth's orbit
major planet, planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
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They are just a load of wasters who are living on a superior planet from the rest of us.
The phase of an superior planet is always full or gibbous (more than half of the disk illuminated); the gibbous phase is quite pronounced on Mars, but less so on the more distant planets.
Opposition is about when a superior planet reaches its maximum apparent size and brightness.
The constraint is that the opposition of a superior planet (i.

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