axial tilt

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The angle by which the rotational axis of the Earth differs from a right angle to the orbital plane; this angle varies between 22.1° and 24.5° over a cycle of 41 000 years and at present is about 23.45°. See milankovitch cycles.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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