Globus cruciger (fixed width).svg
U+2641, ♁
EARTH

[U+2640]
Miscellaneous Symbols
[U+2642]

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

(1, 2): A globus cruciger (the globe surmounted by a Christian cross), representing God's or the Church's rule over the world

SymbolEdit

  1. (astronomy) the Earth
  2. (Christianity) the world
  3. (alchemy) antimony (archaic)
  4. (astrology) the hypothetical planet Proserpina, which one Polish school of astrology identifies as the dwarf planet Eris

SynonymsEdit

  • (astronomy, Christianity): 🜨
  • (astrology): ,

Derived termsEdit

  1. M Earth mass (as a unit of measurement)[1]
  2. R Earth radius

Usage notesEdit

In contemporary astronomy, ♁ is particularly common in German-language sources. 🜨 is the usual symbol in English-language sources, but ♁ also occurs.[2]

See alsoEdit

Related termsEdit

Planetary symbols
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ E.g. A. G. G. M. Tielens (2021) Molecular Astrophysics, CUP, p. 10;
    Boblest, Müller & Wunner (2015) Spezielle und allgemeine Relativitätstheorie, p. 19.
  2. ^ E.g. Beutler, Mervart & Verdun (2006) Methods of Celestial Mechanics, volume II: Application to Planetary System, Geodynamics and Satellite Geodesy