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celestial latitude

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

Definition of celestial latitude in English:

noun

Astronomy
The angular distance of a point north or south of the ecliptic. Compare with declination (sense 1).
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.

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