Lunar day

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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(<br/>''Also called'' tidal day.) The time required for the earth to rotate once with respect to  the moon, that is, the time between two successive upper transits of the moon.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The mean lunar day is approximately 1.035 times as great as the [[mean solar day]], or 24 hours  50 minutes.</div><br/> </div>
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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' tidal day.) The time required for the earth to rotate once with respect to  the moon, that is, the time between two successive upper transits of the moon.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The mean lunar day is approximately 1.035 times as great as the [[mean solar day]], or 24 hours  50 minutes.</div><br/> </div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">In astronomy, the time required for the moon to revolve once, relative to a fixed star, about  its own axis.</div><br/> </div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">In astronomy, the time required for the moon to revolve once, relative to a fixed star, about  its own axis.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:37, 20 February 2012


[edit] lunar day

  1. (Also called tidal day.) The time required for the earth to rotate once with respect to the moon, that is, the time between two successive upper transits of the moon.

    The mean lunar day is approximately 1.035 times as great as the mean solar day, or 24 hours 50 minutes.

  2. In astronomy, the time required for the moon to revolve once, relative to a fixed star, about its own axis.

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