Definition of galactic equator in English:

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galactic equator


The great circle passing as closely as possible through the densest parts of the Milky Way.
Example sentences
  • It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.
  • The galactic equator has moved from it's maximum north position and is once again straight and overhead.
  • The galactic latitude between the galactic equator and the south galactic pole is negative.

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Syllabification: ga·lac·tic e·qua·tor

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