Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth's passing these slower-moving outer worlds.  But there's a real retrograde motion, too.

Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth's passing these slower-moving outer worlds. But there's a real retrograde motion, too.

What is retrograde motion?   via Shareaholic

What is retrograde motion? via Shareaholic

What is retrograde motion? | EarthSky 2/6/17, caused by Earth’s passing these slower-moving outer worlds. But there’s a real retrograde motion, too. A photomosaic from Voyager 2 of Neptune’s largest moon, Triton. The moon orbits Neptune opposite the direction that the planet rotates. Does this mean that Triton came from the Kuiper Belt and was eventually captured by the ice giant? NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab / U.S. Geological Survey.

What is retrograde motion? | EarthSky 2/6/17, caused by Earth’s passing these slower-moving outer worlds. But there’s a real retrograde motion, too. A photomosaic from Voyager 2 of Neptune’s largest moon, Triton. The moon orbits Neptune opposite the direction that the planet rotates. Does this mean that Triton came from the Kuiper Belt and was eventually captured by the ice giant? NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab / U.S. Geological Survey.

What is retrograde motion? | EarthSky 2/6/17 Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth’s passing these slower-moving outer worlds. But there’s a real retrograde motion, too. Animation of Mars in retrograde

What is retrograde motion? | EarthSky 2/6/17 Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth’s passing these slower-moving outer worlds. But there’s a real retrograde motion, too. Animation of Mars in retrograde

What is retrograde? Sometimes the planets appear to change direction in the sky. This retrograde motion is entirely an illusion caused by the Earth passing the slower moving outer planets.

What is retrograde? Sometimes the planets appear to change direction in the sky. This retrograde motion is entirely an illusion caused by the Earth passing the slower moving outer planets.

What is retrograde motion and why does a planet like Mars appear to change directions in the night sky? Is it playfully looping about in its orbit around the sun or is something less strange going on?

What is retrograde motion and why does a planet like Mars appear to change directions in the night sky? Is it playfully looping about in its orbit around the sun or is something less strange going on?

Elusive anticrepuscular rays converge towards a point on the sky opposite the sun. Karl Diefenderfer caught them as 2016 came to a close, as a flock of geese was passing by.

Elusive anticrepuscular rays converge towards a point on the sky opposite the sun. Karl Diefenderfer caught them as 2016 came to a close, as a flock of geese was passing by.

Each one of us is interconnected and a part of a much greater whole. Just as our daily thoughts and actions affect the trajectory of our lives and impact our environment so too we are influenced by the changing movement of the stars. We are now in an notable juncture astrologically in that not only Mercury but also Mars Jupiter Saturn and Pluto are in what is known as retrograde motion at this time. In addition Neptune will be going retrograde next month and is already beginning to move…

Each one of us is interconnected and a part of a much greater whole. Just as our daily thoughts and actions affect the trajectory of our lives and impact our environment so too we are influenced by the changing movement of the stars. We are now in an notable juncture astrologically in that not only Mercury but also Mars Jupiter Saturn and Pluto are in what is known as retrograde motion at this time. In addition Neptune will be going retrograde next month and is already beginning to move…

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