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Lunar solstice when the Moon's Equator crosses the Zero Plane of the Earth

  1. Jul 6, 2011 #1
    Is there such a thing as a Lunar solstice?

    When the Equator of the Moon crosses the plane of the tilt equals zero or the plane of the earth.

    This should occur when the True Anomaly of the Moon is at approximately 90 Degrees or 270 Degrees depending upon the Moon's Eccentricity.

    The Inclination of the Moon to the Earth is about 5.1454 Degrees.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
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  3. Jul 7, 2011 #2


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    I think so. But I really don't know any details, sorry.
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