Definition of Celestial pole

1. Noun. One of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere.

Exact synonyms: Pole
Generic synonyms: Celestial Point
Specialized synonyms: North Celestial Pole, South Celestial Pole

Definition of Celestial pole

1. Noun. An imaginary point situated where a planet's axis intersects the celestial sphere. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Celestial Pole

celestial body
celestial equator
celestial equators
celestial globe
celestial guidance
celestial hierarchy
celestial horizon
celestial latitude
celestial longitude
celestial mechanics
celestial navigation
celestial object
celestial objects
celestial orbit
celestial point
celestial pole (current term)
celestial poles
celestial sphere
celestial teapot

Literary usage of Celestial pole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Gp represents the apparent direction of the northern celestial pole as seen from Greenwich, raised about 51 J° above the north point of the horizon at Л, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Comic . his journey towards the south, the north celestial pole sinks bei> the horizon; the south celestial pole rises above it; or to к*-. ..."

3. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"Relation of the Position of the celestial pole to the Latitude of the Observer. — In order to make clear the climatic effects of certain additional factors, ..."

4. Astronomy by Simon Newcomb, Günter Dietmar Roth, Arthur Beer, Edward Singleton Holden (1883)
"If the direction of this axis changes, the position of the celestial pole among the stars will change also; though to an observer on the earth, ..."

5. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and by Dionysius Lardner (1846)
"It is apparent, then, if we can observe the distance of the zenith of any place from the celestial pole, that will give us the distance in degrees of the ..."

6. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1890)
"It <s remarkable that former critics, who have located this legend at the celestial pole, have uniformly referred to the identical constellations which we ..."

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