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A great circle passing through the poles of the celestial sphere and intersecting the celestial equator at right angles.
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(Astronomy) a great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the celestial poles and a specified point, such as a star
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a great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the celestial poles and containing a point on the celestial sphere, as a star or the vernal equinox.
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|Noun||1.||hour circle - a great circle on the celestial sphere that passes through both celestial poles|
great circle - a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
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