Which cycle has the biggest impact on solar insolation, eccentricity, obliquity

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Which cycle has the biggest impact on solar insolation, eccentricity, obliquity or precession? 

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Obliquity results in seasons and has the greatest effect on insolation.

Eccentricity has a slightly minor effect, so that northern winters are a few degrees warmer than southern winters. Precession occurs over a 26000 year cycle, so has almost negligible effect.

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