Definition of celestial latitude in English:

celestial latitude

Syllabification: ce·les·tial lat·i·tude

noun

Astronomy
The angular distance of a point north or south of the ecliptic. Compare with declination (sense 1).
More example sentences
  • Astronomers likewise use celestial latitudes for the angle north or south of the ecliptic plane.
  • It deviates by about 5 degrees of celestial latitude north and south each month.
  • At latitude twenty-three degrees north, the celestial latitude of Cancer, it is overhead on June 21st.

Definition of celestial latitude in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up