Definitions for vertical circle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vertical circle(noun)

    a great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the zenith and perpendicular to the horizon

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  1. Vertical circle

    In astronomy, a vertical circle is a great circle on the celestial sphere that is perpendicular to the horizon. Therefore it passes through the zenith and the nadir. There is a vertical circle for any given azimuth, where azimuth is the angle measured east from the north on the celestial horizon. The vertical circle which is on the east-west direction is called the prime vertical. The vertical circle which is on the north-south direction is called the Local Celestial Meridian or Principal Vertical. Vertical circles are part of the horizontal coordinate system.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vertical circle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vertical circle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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