Node Cycle

Science / Tides and Currents / Node Cycle: Period of approximately 18.61 Julian years required for the regression of the Moon's nodes to complete a circuit of 360° of longitude. It is accompanied by a corresponding cycle of changing inclination of the Moon's orbit relative to the plane of the Earth's Equator, with resulting inequalities in the rise and fall of the tide and speed of the tidal current.

Other Words for Cycle

Cycle Verb Synonyms: slow, methodical, careful, unhurried, paced, measured, regular, even, steady, sure, unhesitating, unfaltering, confident
Cycle Noun Synonyms: round, rotation, circle, course, series, sequence, run, succession, pattern
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Lunar Cycle

Science / Tides and Currents / Lunar Cycle: An ambiguous expression which has been applied to various cycles associated with the Moon's motion. See Callippic cycle, Metonic cycle, node cycle, and synodical month. MORE

Node

Science / Astrology / Node: The point of intersection of a planet's orbit and the ecliptic. MORE

New Werner Motorcycle

Technology / Motorcycle / New Werner Motorcycle: Unveiled at the 1901 Cycle & Motor Show in Paris, the "New Werner" is one of the early motorbikes to have its engine mounted in the lower part of the frame (most motorcycles since then use this engine MORE

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