The Motion of the Earth Around the Sun


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This applet was made together with Tey Meng Khoon and Frederick H. Willeboordse of CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Applications) for the course Heavenly Mathematics & Cultural Astronomy.

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This Java applet shows the motion of the Earth around the Sun. Pay attention to where the Earth's axis points.

Helmer Aslaksen
Department of Mathematics
National University of Singapore