The angular distance of a point north or south of the ecliptic. Compare with declination (sense 1).
- 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.
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Syllabification: ce·les·tial lat·i·tude
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