diurnal parallax

diurnal parallax
noun
the parallax of a celestial body using two points on the surface of the earth as the earth rotates
Hypernyms: ↑parallax
Hyponyms: ↑horizontal parallax, ↑solar parallax

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noun

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Astron.
See under parallax (def. 2).

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diurnal parallax,
the parallax that a heavenly body would have if viewed from two points on the earth separated by an angle of 90° with the earth's center; geocentric parallax.

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