Definition of geocentric latitude in English:

geocentric latitude

Line breaks: geo|cen¦tric lati|tude

noun

  • The latitude at which a planet would appear if viewed from the centre of the earth.
    More example sentences
    • Geodetic and geocentric latitude can differ by as much as 10 arcminutes at mid latitudes.
    • Additionally, the relationship between geocentric latitude at the planet's surface and geodetic latitude is used.
    • Convert the geodetic latitudes to geocentric latitudes and then solve the above spherical triangle using the geocentric values.

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