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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.
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(Astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or south from the ecliptic. Also called: ecliptic latitude
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|Noun||1.||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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