Relativistic Effects in the Motion of the Moon

  • Bahram Mashhoon
  • Dietmar S. Theiss
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 562)


The main general relativistic effects in the motion of the Moon are briefly reviewed. The possibility of detection of the solar gravitomagnetic contributions to the mean motions of the lunar node and perigee is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahram Mashhoon
    • 1
  • Dietmar S. Theiss
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbia, MissouriUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CologneKölnGermany

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