ascending node


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Noun1.ascending node - the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going north
node - (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
descending node - the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going south
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870683485(3) Timing epoch (MJD) 55667 Time of ascending node, 55425.
A list of transits from -2999 to 3000 was given by Meeus, (10) who introduced the alphabetical system for identifying each series, which uses upper case characters for transits occurring at the ascending node and the lower case for those at the descending node.
Al-Mostafa said on Thursday that this first lunar eclipse of 2010, to occur at the moonEoACAOs ascending node, would be visible from much of the Americas, the Pacific and eastern Asia.

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