geocentric longitude

geocentric longitude
noun
1. : celestial longitude based on or as seen from the earth's center — opposed to heliocentric longitude

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  • Geocentric longitude — Longitude Lon gi*tude, n. [F., fr. L. longitudo, fr. longus long.] 1. Length; measure or distance along the longest line; distinguished from {breadth} or {thickness}; as, the longitude of a room; rare now, except in a humorous sense. Sir H.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geocentric — Ge o*cen tric, Geocentrical Ge o*cen tric*al, a. [Gr. ge a, gh^, the earth + ke ntron center: cf. F. g[ e]ocentrique.] (Astron.) (a) Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center; as, the geocentric theory of the universe; in relation to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geocentric latitude — Geocentric Ge o*cen tric, Geocentrical Ge o*cen tric*al, a. [Gr. ge a, gh^, the earth + ke ntron center: cf. F. g[ e]ocentrique.] (Astron.) (a) Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center; as, the geocentric theory of the universe; in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Longitude — Lon gi*tude, n. [F., fr. L. longitudo, fr. longus long.] 1. Length; measure or distance along the longest line; distinguished from {breadth} or {thickness}; as, the longitude of a room; rare now, except in a humorous sense. Sir H. Wotton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Longitude stars — Longitude Lon gi*tude, n. [F., fr. L. longitudo, fr. longus long.] 1. Length; measure or distance along the longest line; distinguished from {breadth} or {thickness}; as, the longitude of a room; rare now, except in a humorous sense. Sir H.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longitude — Synonyms and related words: Antarctic Zone, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Cartesian coordinates, Frigid Zones, Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, Torrid Zone, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Variable Zones …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Geocentric orbit — Earth orbit redirects here. For the motion of the Earth around the Sun, see Earth s orbit. Earth orbiter redirects here. For the shuttle simulator, see Earth Orbiter 1. The following words may have more than one definition or other non Earth… …   Wikipedia

  • Longitude — For Dava Sobel s book about John Harrison, see Longitude (book). For the adaptation of Sobel s book, see Longitude (TV series). Map of Earth Longitude (λ) Lines of longitude appear vertical with varying curvature in this projection, but are… …   Wikipedia

  • Heliocentric longitude — Longitude Lon gi*tude, n. [F., fr. L. longitudo, fr. longus long.] 1. Length; measure or distance along the longest line; distinguished from {breadth} or {thickness}; as, the longitude of a room; rare now, except in a humorous sense. Sir H.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Longitude of the ascending node — The longitude of the ascending node (☊ or Ω) is one of the orbital elements used to specify the orbit of an object in space. It is the angle from a reference direction, called the origin of longitude , to the direction of the ascending node,… …   Wikipedia

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