Ecliptic latitude


Ecliptic latitude

Ecliptic latitude, or Celestial latitude, is one of the co-ordinates which can be used to define the location of an astronomical object on the celestial sphere in the ecliptic coordinate system. In this system, the celestial sphere is divided into two hemispheres by the plane of the ecliptic, or the plane of the earth's orbit. From the perspective of the earth, the sun travels in the ecliptic and always has ecliptic latitude of 0. The ecliptic latitude is the angle north or south of the ecliptic analogous to how terrestrial latitude is the angular position on the earth north or south of the equator. The planets and most other objects in the solar system tend to have low ecliptic latitude.

See also

* Ecliptic longitude
* Ecliptic coordinate system


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ecliptic latitude — ekliptinė platuma statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ecliptic latitude; ecliptical latitude vok. ekliptikale Breite, f; ekliptische Breite, f rus. эклиптическая широта, f pranc. latitude éclipticale, f; latitude écliptique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • ecliptic latitude — ekliptinė platuma statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Ekliptikos kampinis atstumas, esantis į šiaurę arba į pietus. atitikmenys: angl. ecliptic latitude; ecliptical latitude vok. ekliptische Breite, f rus. эклиптическая… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Ecliptic longitude — (solar longitude or celestial longitude) is one of the co ordinates which can be used to define the location of an astronomical object on the celestial sphere in the ecliptic coordinate system. In this system, the celestial sphere is divided into …   Wikipedia

  • Ecliptic coordinate system — The ecliptic coordinate system is a celestial coordinate system that uses the ecliptic for its fundamental plane. The ecliptic is the path that the sun appears to follow across the sky over the course of a year. It is also the projection of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecliptic — The ecliptic is the apparent path that the Sun traces out in the sky during the year. As it appears to move in the sky in relation to the stars, the apparent path aligns with the planets throughout the course of the year. More accurately, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • Latitude — This article is about the geographical reference system. For other uses, see Latitude (disambiguation). Map of Earth Longitude (λ) Lines of longitude appear vertical with varying curvature in this projection, but are actually halves of great… …   Wikipedia

  • latitude éclipticale — ekliptinė platuma statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ecliptic latitude; ecliptical latitude vok. ekliptikale Breite, f; ekliptische Breite, f rus. эклиптическая широта, f pranc. latitude éclipticale, f; latitude écliptique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • latitude écliptique — ekliptinė platuma statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ecliptic latitude; ecliptical latitude vok. ekliptikale Breite, f; ekliptische Breite, f rus. эклиптическая широта, f pranc. latitude éclipticale, f; latitude écliptique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • latitude écliptique — ekliptinė platuma statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Ekliptikos kampinis atstumas, esantis į šiaurę arba į pietus. atitikmenys: angl. ecliptic latitude; ecliptical latitude vok. ekliptische Breite, f rus. эклиптическая… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Latitude — Lat i*tude, n. [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.] 1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width. [1913 Webster] Provided the length do not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.