What is retrograde motion? | EarthSky 2/6/17, caused by Earth’s passing these slower-moving outer worlds. But there’s a real retrograde motion, too. A photomosaic from Voyager 2 of Neptune’s largest moon, Triton. The moon orbits Neptune opposite the direction that the planet rotates. Does this mean that Triton came from the Kuiper Belt and was eventually captured by the ice giant? NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab / U.S. Geological Survey.
What is retrograde motion? | EarthSky 2/6/17 Retrograde motion of Jupiter or Mars or Saturn in our sky is an illusion, caused by Earth’s passing these slower-moving outer worlds. But there’s a real retrograde motion, too. Animation of Mars in retrograde
It's Baaack! What's Mercury Retrograde + What Does It Mean For YOU?--3-4x a year, everyone's favorite havoc-wreaking planet slows down in its orbit+ appears to move backward.From an astrological standpoint, Mercury is the ruler of communication, honesty, clarity+ even travel,+ astrologers find a correlation between retrograde motion+ sheer bad luck, bc the planet's going against its natural movement. But in reality, it's not--what's different is our perception of how the Earth is moving.