Talk:Lunar precession

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Merge with Orbit of the Moon?[edit]

Is anyone in favor of merging this short note with orbit of the Moon? Lunokhod 22:08, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Duh, I don't care. Don't forget to relink all what links here, and make this lemma a redirect. Tom Peters 23:40, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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possible candidate for a merger or deletion.

Last edited at 23:09, 15 January 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 22:37, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Add Axial precession of the Moon itself[edit]

The article shows two kind of precessions for the orbit of the Moon. But what about the Moon itself? The axis of the Moon has an inclination of 6º.7 from the perpendicular of the orbital plane. Because of this configuration the Earth aplies some torque over the Moon making it precede with a period of 78,5 years. Here is the source (there should be better ones). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:32, 5 August 2016 (UTC)


It would be good to be told what the causes of these precessions are. I assume that nodal precession is caused by the sun-moon gravitational attraction tending to pull the plane of the moon's orbit into that of the ecliptic, but what about apsidal precession ? g4oep (talk)