IJAA  Vol.4 No.1 , March 2014
Orbital Spin: A New Hypothesis to Explain Precession of Equinox—The Third Motion of Earth
ABSTRACT

In this paper, the phenomena of Earth’s motion about its own axis, the ecliptic plane of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, the definitions of equinoxes, the precession of equinoxes, Earth’s wobble and other astronomical terminology are briefly described. Some of the existing theories explaining the precession of equinox and their inadequacies are brought out. New Hypothesis is that precession of equinoxes is a direct result of Orbital spin of Earth in a retrograde direction—a celestial phenomenon similar to that of Moon’s Orbital spin around the Earth. The study of Moon’s orbit round the Earth reveals the exact movement of Earth’s orbit, which causes precession of equinoxes without any ambiguity. The analogy presented herein demonstrates the plausible hypothesis.


Cite this paper
Mothe, R. (2014) Orbital Spin: A New Hypothesis to Explain Precession of Equinox—The Third Motion of Earth. International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 4, 20-28. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2014.41004.
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