Definition of galactic equator in English:

galactic equator

Syllabification: ga·lac·tic e·qua·tor

noun

Astronomy
  • The great circle passing as closely as possible through the densest parts of the Milky Way.
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    • 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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