Meaning of ORBIT in English


is the path of a body, such as a planet or satellite, in its periodic revolution around another body in space. For example, satellites which orbit Earth near latitude 0. are said to have equatorial orbits, since they remain above the equator. Satellites with inclinations near 90. are said to be in polar orbits because they cross over or near Earth's north and south poles as they revolve around the planet.

Weather and meteorology English vocabulary.      Английский словарь погоды и метеорологии .