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Sirius seems to recede from the ecliptic about two minutes per century.

Those near the pole of the ecliptic will describe circles, being always at right angles to the motion.

The second table mentions some only of the same stars, with their longitudes and latitudes, as referred to the ecliptic.

An imaginary belt in the heavens, of the breadth of 12, along the middle of which runs the ecliptic.

If the ecliptic relates only to the heavens, why is it described upon the terrestrial globe?

They are those through which the sun appears to pass in his annual journey round the ecliptic, entering one region each month.

Astronomical MythsJohn F. Blake

This motion of the ecliptic would form a period of about two millions of years.

A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

On the other hand, celestial longitude and latitude are referred, not to the equator, but to the ecliptic.

Letters on AstronomyDenison Olmsted

The destructive discovery progressed across the ecliptic until only four planets are left in solid form.

The Affable StrangerPeter McArthur

He rendered much service to the science of astronomy, and first observed the obliquity of the ecliptic.

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