- n the great circle representing the apparent annual path of the sun; the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun; makes an angle of about 23 degrees with the equator
all of the planets rotate the sun in approximately the same ecliptic
- They draw a line around the sphere to represent the ecliptic, or path of the sun through the constellations, and then they are ready for some gnarly astronomy.
- The axis, he decided, is inclined about 32 from the plane of the ecliptic in which the planets revolve around the sun.
- Casting backward glances with its cameras and instruments, it soared above the ecliptic the plane formed by the paths of planets orbiting the sun and headed out of the .