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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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2.2 Prograde orbits

In a prograde orbit the moon revolves in its orbit in the same direction as the planet rotates about its axis. Most of the large moons in the Solar System have prograde orbits. This means that they orbit their planet in the same direction as the planet is rotating. Earth’s own Moon is a good example of this type of orbit.

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