meridian altitude

meridian altitude
noun
1. : the arc of the meridian intercepted between a celestial body at meridian transit and the south point of the horizon
2. : the altitude of a celestial body when it is on an observer's meridian

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meridian altitude noun
The arc of a meridian between a heavenly body and the horizon
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