- celestial equator
- noun the projection into space of the earth's equator.
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celestial equator — n. the great circle formed on the celestial sphere by extending the plane of the earth s equator: see DECLINATION … English World dictionary
Celestial equator — The celestial equator is a great circle on the imaginary celestial sphere, in the same plane as the Earth s equator. In other words, it is a projection of the terrestrial equator out into space. As result of the Earth s axial tilt, the celestial… … Wikipedia
celestial equator — Astron., Navig. the great circle of the celestial sphere, lying in the same plane as the earth s equator. Also called equator, equinoctial, equinoctial circle, equinoctial line. [1870 75] * * * … Universalium
celestial equator — The great circle of the celestial sphere, in which all points are 90° from the poles. It is the plane of the earth’s equator projected onto the celestial sphere. Also called equinoctial … Aviation dictionary
celestial equator — noun A great circle on the celestial sphere, coincident with the plane of earths equator … Wiktionary
celestial equator — celes′tial equa′tor n. astron. naut. navig. the great circle of the celestial sphere, lying in the same plane as the earth s equator • Etymology: 1870–75 … From formal English to slang
celestial equator — noun Date: 1848 the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles … New Collegiate Dictionary
celestial equator — noun the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles • Syn: ↑equinoctial circle, ↑equinoctial line, ↑equinoctial • Derivationally related forms: ↑equinoctial (for: ↑equinoctial) … Useful english dictionary
celestial equator — imaginary circle which separates the celestial sphere into two equal halves … English contemporary dictionary
celestial equator — /səˌlɛstiəl əˈkweɪtə/ (say suh.lesteeuhl uh kwaytuh) noun Navigation, Astronomy a great circle of the celestial sphere, the plane of which is perpendicular to the axis of the earth … Australian English dictionary