Find another word for celestial-equator. In this page you can discover 4 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for celestial-equator, like: equator, equinoctial, equinoctial circle and equinoctial line.
In astronomy the "mean sun" is a fictitious sun which moves uniformly in the celestial equator and has its right ascension always equal to the sun's mean longitude.
If a mirror is mounted on a truly adjusted polar axis, the plane of the mirror being parallel to that axis, the normal to that mirror will always be directed to some point on the celestial equator through whatever angle the axis is turned.
Since the sun moves in the ecliptic, it is in the last-named sense the point of intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator.
The ecliptic intersects the celestial equator at two opposite points, the equinoxes, at an angle of 23° 27'.