the difference in prograde and retrograde rotation is prograde dis counter clockwise and retrograde is clockwise
Earth's rotation is a Prograde Rotation
Pluto's rotation is retrograde
It is "prograde", the same as Earth's.
prograde rotation! The only retrograde rotations are Venus and Uranus. ^^
prograde (about the same as the rest of the celestial bodies in the system)
Prograde rotation turns counter clockwise while retrograde rotation turns clockwise. ( As viewed from above the Earth's North Pole.)
Prograde. In our solar system, prograde is counterclockwise rotation or revolution. Retrograde is clockwise rotation or revolution.Clockwise and counterclockwise are "as viewed from above the Earth's north pole".All solar system planets have a prograde rotation except Venus and Uranus which have retrograde rotation.All the planets have prograde orbital motion (revolution) around the Sun.So, Mercury has prograde motion in both cases.
It is prograde. That's counterclockwise, viewed from above the North Pole.
Prograde rotation is the so called "normal" rotation of planets. There are five planets in prograde motion and here is the list: Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune.
Prograde Motion is the opposite of Retrograde Motion. They both "occur" by the discoveries made by Nighttime Observators.
Pluto, like most bodies in the solar system, has a prograde orbit (inclination: ~17Â° from the ecliptic).Its rotation is retrograde, though (inclined at ~120Â°).
Saturn spins prograde like Earth and all the other planets in the solar system except for Uranus and Venus. Even a planet's satellite revolve around their planets in the prograde sense.
No. Neptune rotates counter clockwise like most of the planets do.
"Prograde" means "in the normal direction". Everything in THIS solar system rotates counter-clockwise, or CCW. Well, ALMOST everything; there are two planets whose rotation is "retrograde", which means "in the opposite direction". The planet Venus rotates - VERY SLOWLY! - in a "retrograde" or clockwise direction.
Retrograde motion is the opposite of prograde motion.So, retrograde motion is where a body is moving in the direction opposite to the movement of something else. Not to be confused with apparent retrograde motion. [See related link]If you were on a child's roundabout and your friend was running alongside in the same direction you were spinning, that would be prograde. If however, your friend turned around and ran the opposite way, that would be retrograde motion. [See related link for a pictorial]In astronomy:The Earth and four other planets rotate in the same direction as the Sun does; Prograde.Venus and Uranus rotate in the opposite direction; retrograde.Do not confuse this with retrograde revolution, as no planet revolves in the opposite direction to the Sun.See related link for a full explanation.
Retrograde motion refers to the behaviour of an outer planet while it is overtaken by the Earth, around the time of opposition. At that time the planet appears to move backwards along the ecliptic.
Neptune like most of the other planets rotates in a prograde rotation - anti clockwise. The exceptions are Venus and Neptune which rotate in a retrograde motion.