phase nulle

English translation: zero phase

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French term or phrase:phase nulle
English translation:zero phase
Entered by: claude-andrew

06:49 Jul 19, 2012
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Astronomy & Space / Venus visual magnitude
French term or phrase: phase nulle
An encyclopedia entry:

Magnitude visuelle à une ua (phase nulle) : -4,4

If you just Google "Magnitude visuelle à une ua (phase nulle) :" you'll find exactly this quoted on many websites. But I don't know what "phase nulle" means .

ua = unité astronomique (the Sun-Earth distance).
claude-andrew
France
Local time: 04:00
zero phase
Explanation:
http://books.google.fr/books?id=1IOvXF--bqsC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA2...
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kashew
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zero phase


Explanation:
http://books.google.fr/books?id=1IOvXF--bqsC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA2...

kashew
France
Local time: 04:00
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Asker: Thanks very much Kashew - and Peter


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Peter Shortall: In full, "zero phase angle". Phase angle = angle between the Sun, Earth and Venus. @Claude-Andrew: like the Moon, Venus goes through phases (crescent etc.) Its magnitude varies as it does so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_angle_(astronomy)
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agree  chris collister: of course...
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