Heavenly-body sentence example

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  • The anomalistic revolution of a planet or other heavenly body is the revolution between two consecutive passages through the pericentre.
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  • The myriads of the angelic hosts who people this world are divided into ten ranks, answering to the ten Sephiroth, and each one of these numerous angels is set over a different part of the universe, and derives his name from the heavenly body or element which he guards (Zohar, i.
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  • ELONGATION, strictly "lengthening"; in astronomy, the apparent angular distance of a heavenly body from its centre of motion, as seen from the earth; designating especially the angular distance of the planet Mercury or Venus from the sun, or the apparent angle between a satellite and its primary.
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  • irapaXX6, alternately), in astronomy, the apparent change in the direction of a heavenly body when viewed from two different points.
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  • AZIMUTH (from the Arabic), in astronomy, the angular distance from the north or south point of the horizon to the foot of the vertical circle through a heavenly body.
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  • HOUR ANGLE, the angular distance of a heavenly body from the meridian, as measured around the celestial pole.
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  • One characteristic of astronomy which tends to make its progress slow and continuous arises out of the general fact that, except in the case of motions to or from us, which can be determined by a single observation with the spectroscope, the motion of a heavenly body can be determined only by comparing its position at two different epochs.
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  • The position of a heavenly body is then defined by its direction and distance from the supposed observer.
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  • Now let P be any point in space, say the centre of a heavenly body.
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  • It is readily seen that the position of a heavenly body is completely defined when these co-ordinates are given.
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  • Taking as origin the position of an observer, the direction of a heavenly body is defined by the point in which he sees it in the sky; that is to say, on the celestial sphere.
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  • 5) is the direction of a ray, either from a heavenly body or from a terrestrial point, impinging at 0 upon the surface of quicksilver, and reflected in the direction OR, the vertical line is the bisector OZ, of the angle POR.
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  • The unceasing diurnal motion of the image of any heavenly body relative to the cross threads of a telescope makes a direct accurate measure of any co-ordinate except the declination almost impossible.
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  • But an unlooked-for fresh opportunity was afforded by the discovery in 1898 of the singularly circumstanced minor planet Eros, which occasionally approaches the earth more nearly than any other heavenly body except the moon.
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  • immersio, dipping), the act of being plunged into a fluid, or being overwhelmed by anything; in astronomy, the disappearance of a heavenly body in the shadow of another, especially of a satellite in the shadow of its primary.
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  • In the sacrament of the Lord's Supper it is the heavenly body of the God-man which is actually partaken of in the elements.
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  • yn) as an origin; a term designating especially the co-ordinates of a heavenly body referred to this origin.
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  • (See Terrestrial magnetism.) In astronomy the declination is the angular distance, as seen from the earth, of a heavenly body from the celestial equator, thus corresponding with terrestrial latitude.
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  • RIGHT ASCENSION, in astronomy, that co-ordinate of a heavenly body defined by the angle which the meridian passing through it makes with the prime meridian through the vertical equinox (see Astronomy).
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  • Stripped of all unnecessary adjuncts, and reduced to a geometric form, the ideal method by which the zenith distance of a heavenly body is determined by the combination which we have described is as follows: - Let OP (fig.
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  • Alright, so Pluto is no longer technically a planet, but this heavenly body still brings about long-term changes.
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  • The Moon is the most rapidly moving planet in your horoscope, so keeping track of this speedy heavenly body can be a bit of a task.
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