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geocentric latitude Line breaks: geo|cen¦tric lati|tude

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Definition of geocentric latitude in English:


The latitude at which a planet would appear if viewed from the centre of the earth.
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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