File:Cassini apparent.jpg

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Representation of the apparent motion of the Sun, Mercury, and Venus from the earth. Taken from the "Astronomy" article in the first edition of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica" class="extiw" title="wikipedia:Encyclopædia Britannica">wikipedia:Encyclopædia Britannica</a> (1771). This geocentric diagram shows, from the location of the earth, the sun's apparent annual orbit, the orbit of Mercury for 7 years, and the orbit of Venus for 8 years, after which Venus returns to almost the same apparent position in relation to the earth and sun.

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current15:59, 9 January 2017 (0 bytes)127.0.0.1 (talk)Representation of the apparent motion of the Sun, Mercury, and Venus from the earth. Taken from the "Astronomy" article in the first edition of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica" class="extiw" title="wikipedia:Encyclopædia Britannica">wikipedia:Encyclopædia Britannica</a> (1771). This geocentric diagram shows, from the location of the earth, the sun's apparent annual orbit, the orbit of Mercury for 7 years, and the orbit of Venus for 8 years, after which Venus returns to almost the same apparent position in relation to the earth and sun.
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