celestial latitude


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celestial latitude

n.
The angular distance north, counted positive, or south, counted negative, measured from the ecliptic along a great circle drawn through the pole of the ecliptic plane and a celestial body. Also called ecliptic latitude.

celestial latitude

n
(Astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or south from the ecliptic. Also called: ecliptic latitude
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Noun1.celestial latitude - (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
angular distance - the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer; "he recorded angular distances between the stars"
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But only that soul can be my friend which I encounter on the line of my own march, that soul to which I do not decline and which does not decline to me, but, native of the same celestial latitude, repeats in its own all my experience.
The Panca-siddhantika also shows a similar blend of Indian numerical concepts and methods derived from Mesopotamian spherical astronomy, such as terrestrial latitude and longitude on a spherical earth, and celestial latitude and declination for heavenly bodies.
Venus reaches its greatest celestial latitude north of the ecliptic plane on April 12th and passes almost 10[degrees] north of Aldebaran the next few nights.