Revolving around or surrounding the sun.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Astronomy) surrounding or rotating around the sun
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˌsɜr kəmˈsoʊ lər)

orbiting or surrounding the sun.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Scientists have spotted about 800 asteroids, rocky celestial bodies, with a diameter of 100 metre moving along circumsolar elliptical orbits.
As the last illustration, we shall consider the "effect of palindrome", which indicates a dependence of the histogram shape on the spatial relation between the directions of the Earth diurnal rotation and its movement along the circumsolar orbit [8, 9].
Benefits The new BPI CSR460 sensors measure circumsolar radiation in environments prone to extreme heat and high levels of airborne dust, dirt and sand, which can deflect the sunlight and reduce the efficiency of a solar thermal system.
where [H.sub.b], [H.sub.dif], and H are direct (beam), diffuse, and global irradiation on the horizontal surface, respectively; [F.sub.1] and [F.sub.2] are coefficients expressing the degree of circumsolar and horizon/zenith anisotropy; [theta], [[theta].sub.z], and [beta] are the angle of incidence, the zenith angle, and the surface inclination angle.
The ultra-accelerated device only concentrates direct normal solar irradiance--light from the circumsolar disk.
Parameterized Transmittance Model for Direct Beam and Circumsolar Spectral Irradiance.
To estimate the effect of the directional dependence of the diffuse radiation we made a virtual experiment, assuming that at the constant value of the global irradiance on the horizontal plane a part of the diffuse radiation is transferred from the isotropic to the circumsolar form as follows:
This is accomplished in large measure through the use of a new seal design in which the width of the circumsolar seal is significantly narrower than conventional radial seal units.
Out beyond the orbit of Pluto, Voyagers 1 and 2 and Pioneer 10 continue their lonely odyssey to the edge of circumsolar space.
Each time this happens, there will be an additional gravitational stirring within the circumsolar cometary halo, and a further flurry of comets will be sent into the inner solar system.
Equation (10) is applied to direct and circumsolar irradiances, while an approximate constant of 0.9 is used with isotropic and reflected irradiances [36].