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A year measured between successive perihelia of the earth (approximately 365 1/4 days)
- ‘There is also the anomalistic year, although this is even less used than the sidereal year.’
- ‘An anomalistic lunar month is the lunar equivalent to the solar anomalistic year which indicates the passage of the sun around the earth from perigee to perigee.’
- ‘On average, the anomalistic year is about 25 minutes longer than the tropical year, so the date of perihelion slowly shifts over time, regressing by about 1 full day every 58 years.’
- ‘As for those other years, an anomalistic year is about 365.259635 days long.’
- ‘Wherever we begin an anomalistic year the Earth will go through the complete cycle of its varying speeds while completing an ellipse back to the starting position.’
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