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2020 On a New Analytic Theory of the Moon's Motion II: Orbit and Length of Months
Ramon González Calvet
J. Geom. Symmetry Phys. 58: 13-54 (2020). DOI: 10.7546/jgsp-58-2020-13-54

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The differential equation in polar coordinates of the Moon's orbit is outlined from the first-order approximation to the Lagrange equations of the Sun-Earth-Moon system expressed with relative coordinates and accelerations. The orbit of the Moon calculated this way is similar to Clairaut's modified orbit and has better parameters than those previously published. An improvement to this orbit is proposed based on theoretical arguments. With help of this new orbit, the variations in the draconic, synodic and anomalistic months are also computed showing very good agreement with observations.

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Ramon González Calvet. "On a New Analytic Theory of the Moon's Motion II: Orbit and Length of Months." J. Geom. Symmetry Phys. 58 13 - 54, 2020. https://doi.org/10.7546/jgsp-58-2020-13-54

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Published: 2020
First available in Project Euclid: 10 February 2021

Digital Object Identifier: 10.7546/jgsp-58-2020-13-54

Rights: Copyright © 2020 Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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