Celestial latitude synonyms
The coordinate system in which a celestial object's position on the celestial sphere is described in terms of its celestial latitude and celestial longitude , measured with respect to the ecliptic . Celestial latitude is measured in degrees north or south of the ecliptic, and celestial longitude is measured in degrees eastward from the vernal equinox . Because the ecliptic is fixed among the stars (that is, it is unaffected by the precession of the Earth's axis), an object's celestial latitude does not alter over time. However, due to the gradual precession of the equinoxes westward along the ecliptic, an object's celestial longitude increases by about 1.4° each century. The ecliptic system is used by astronomers especially in describing the position of objects within the solar system.
The position of a celestial object east of the vernal equinox along the ecliptic . Celestial longitude is measured in degrees eastward from the vernal equinox (0°) to the point where a great circle drawn through the object and the poles of the ecliptic intersects the ecliptic.
A falling off, especially from prosperity or vigor; a decline.
Alternative spelling of Dec..
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