What is obliquity factor?

1 Answer
Jan 6, 2016

Obliquity is a planet's angle of tilt.


Obliquity is the angle which a planet's axis of rotation makes with the axis of its orbit. It is sometimes referred to as axial tilt. Earth's axial tilt is currently about 23.44° and slowly decreasing due to nutation caused by the gravitational effects of other planets.