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Meaning of CELESTIAL LONGITUDE

Pronunciation:  su'leschul 'lânji`tood

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  (astronomy) the angular distance eastward along the celestial equator from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through the body; expressed in hours and minutes and second; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere; "one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees"
 
 Synonyms: RA, right ascension
 
 See Also: angular distance

 

 

 

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