solar apex


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solar apex

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(Astronomy) another name for apex4
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Noun1.solar apex - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed starssolar apex - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
celestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin, sphere - the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
References in periodicals archive ?
This point, not far from Vega, is called the "apex of the Sun's way" or solar apex.
Purely by coincidence is the solar apex near the direction where the galaxy's rotation is carrying the whole neighborhood.
The rotation of the galaxy has been known since the 1920s, and the solar apex has been known at least approximately for the better part of two centuries.

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