Changing Earth's Inclination?

  • Anonymous - 2012-09-09

    Is it possible to change Earth's inclination in stellarium?
    In my understanding the inclination is the angle of the plane of the solar
    system (ecliptic plane) with respect to the normal to Earth's axial tilt. I
    can also be thought of as the angle between the celestial equator and the
    ecliptic. So if the inclination were 0 degrees then the celestial equator and
    the ecliptic would coincide. If the inclination were 90 degrees then the Earth
    would be tipped all the way on it's side and the ecliptic and celestial
    equator would make a right angle. I ask because I am teaching a naked eye
    astronomy course and would like to show students how the seasons would change
    if we could adjust the Earth's tilt (inclination). Thank you for any
    information on this. I have been a long time fan of Stellarium and use it in
    class and always tell people about it.

  • Alexander Wolf

    Alexander Wolf - 2012-09-29

    No, we don't have tool for simple change of inclination.



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