Solar parallax
Solar parallax Solar parallax The parallax of the sun, that is, the angle subtended at the sun by the semidiameter of the earth. It is 8.''80, and is the fundamental datum. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • solar parallax — noun the angle subtended by the mean equatorial radius of the Earth at a distance of one astronomical unit • Hypernyms: ↑geocentric parallax, ↑diurnal parallax * * * noun : the parallax of the sun being the angle subtended at the sun by the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • solar parallax — /soʊlə ˈpærəlæks/ (say sohluh paruhlaks) noun the angle subtended by the mean equatorial radius of the earth at a distance of one astronomical unit …   Australian English dictionary

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  • diurnal parallax — noun the parallax of a celestial body using two points on the surface of the earth as the earth rotates • Syn: ↑geocentric parallax • Hypernyms: ↑parallax • Hyponyms: ↑horizontal parallax, ↑solar parallax * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • geocentric parallax — noun the parallax of a celestial body using two points on the surface of the earth as the earth rotates • Syn: ↑diurnal parallax • Hypernyms: ↑parallax • Hyponyms: ↑horizontal parallax, ↑solar parallax * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Timeline of solar system astronomy — Timeline of solar system astronomyAntiquity* 2137 BC, October 22 Chinese astronomers record a solar eclipse *ca. 2000 BC Chinese determine that Jupiter needs 12 years to complete one revolution of its orbit. * 2nd millennium BC earliest possible… …   Wikipedia

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