Sunteți pe pagina 1din 9

Planetary

Motion
Revolution

- Orbit (Revolution) and rotation of the


planets. As discovered by kepler, the
planets orbit on ellipses with the sun at
one focus. In addition the planets all
revolve in the same direction on their
orbits.
Rotation
is a circular movement of an
object around a center (or point )
of rotation . A rotation about an
external point.
Axis
An axis is an imaginary
reference line drawn through an
object, in astronomy axis usually
refers to the line about which an
object rotates.
Orbit
In astronomy, path of a body
revolving an attracting centre
of mass, as a planet around
the sun or a satellite around a
planet.
Planetary law
Are three scientific laws describing the motion
of Planets around the sun

1.The orbit of a planet is an ellipse with


the sun at one of the two foci.

2. Aline segment joining a planet and


the sun sweeps out equal intervals
of time.
3. The square of the orbital
period of a planet is
proportional to the cube of
the semi-major axis of its
orbit.