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Acronical [Astro*Index]

[Ancient Greek. ἄκρονυξ akronychos, at night's edge (sunset)]

An acronical planet is opposite the Sun; in that position, it will rise after sunset and set before the following sunrise. The planet is in a favorable position for astronomical observation.

See also:
♦ Heliacal Rising/setting

 

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