What does apparent magnitude mean?

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ap·par·ent mag·ni·tude

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  1. apparent magnitude(Noun)

    a numerical measure of the brightness of a star, planet etc.; a decrease of 1 unit represents an increase in the light received by a factor of 2.512

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  1. Apparent magnitude

    The apparent magnitude of a celestial body is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth, adjusted to the value it would have in the absence of the atmosphere. The brighter the object appears, the lower the value of its magnitude. Generally the visible spectrum is used as a basis for the apparent magnitude, but other regions of the spectrum, such as the near-infrared J-band, are also used. In the visible spectrum Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky, while in the near-infrared J-band, Betelgeuse is the brightest.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apparent magnitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apparent magnitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of apparent magnitude in a Sentence

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.

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