Asked in Science, Planetary Science, Planet Mercury
Does mercury have a prograde or retrograde motion?
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. ...
Asked in Planetary Science, Planet Jupiter
Is the earth rotation prograde rotation or retrograde rotation?
Earth's rotation is a Prograde Rotation
Asked in Planet Jupiter
Does Neptune have prograde or retrograde rotation?
No. Neptune rotates counter clockwise like most of the planets do.
Asked in Astronomy
What is the difference between prograde and retrograde rotation?
the difference in prograde and retrograde rotation is prograde dis counter clockwise and retrograde is clockwise ...
Asked in Planet Earth
Does Jupiter have a prograde rotation or retrograde rotation?
prograde (about the same as the rest of the celestial bodies in the system) ...
Asked in Planetary Science
What is difference between prograde rotation and retrograde rotation?
Prograde rotation turns counter clockwise while retrograde rotation turns clockwise. ( As viewed from above the Earth's North Pole.) ...
What is Prograde Rotation?
"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. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Planetary Science
What planets have prograde roation?
Venus spins the "wrong" way as compared to the other planets, but VERY slowly. (A "sidereal day" on Venus is longer than the "year"!) The spin of Uranus is more or less "sideways" as compared to the other planets. All the other planets, and the Sun itself, spin "counter-clockwise" as viewed from a location high above the north pole. That's called "prograde rotation". So, all the planets in our solar system have prograde rotation ,except for Venus and Mercury. We sort of expect that...
Asked in Planetary Science
What is a planet called that appears to spin counter clockwise from its north pole has a what type of a rotation?
This is known as prograde rotation, all of the planets spin in this direction apart from Venus and Uranus. Venus and Uranus spin clockwise when viewed from above the north pole, this is known as a retrograde spin. ...
Asked in Dwarf Planet Pluto
Does Pluto orbit in a a retrograde orbit or a prograde orbit?
Pluto, like most bodies in the solar system, has a prograde orbit (inclination: ~17° from the ecliptic). Its rotation is retrograde, though (inclined at ~120°). ...