tropical year


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tropical year

tropical year

n
(Astronomy) another name for solar year See year4

tropical year

Equals the time interval between two consecutive passages of the Sun, in one direction, through the Earth’s equatorial plane (or from vernal equinox to vernal equinox; 365 days, 5 hr, 48 min, 46 sec).
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Noun1.tropical year - the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxestropical year - the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes
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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The March equinox is often used by astronomers to measure a tropical year -- the mean time it takes for the Earth to complete a single orbit around the sun.
Firstly, the weather is tropical year round, making a beach stay ideal as at least part of a visit.
The start and end dates of the four seasons are determined by the (https://www.britannica.com/science/year#ref120288) solar year, or tropical year , which represents the amount of time between two vernal equinoxes, or the time when the sun is approximately above the equator.