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Graph of the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit



This graph shows the variation in the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit over the last 750,000 years. The blue line traces the eccentricity of the elliptical orbit as it varies from from circular (0.0).. The orange line shows today's value for comparison. The data are from Berger and Loutre (1991).
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