Definition of Descending node

1. Noun. The point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going south.

Generic synonyms: Node
Antonyms: Ascending Node

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Descending Node

descending Ss
descending anterior branch
descending aorta
descending artery of knee
descending branch
descending branch of hypoglossal nerve
descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery
descending branch of occipital artery
descending colon
descending colons
descending current
descending degeneration
descending genicular artery
descending neuritis
descending node (current term)
descending nucleus of the trigeminus
descending palatine artery
descending part of aorta
descending part of duodenum
descending part of facial canal
descending posterior branch
descending s
descending scapular artery
descending tract of trigeminal nerve

Literary usage of Descending node

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

1. On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences by Mary Somerville (1834)
"lunar orbit, for example, is the point in which the moon rises above the plane of the ecliptic in going towards the north; and her descending node is that ..."

2. A History of Presbyterianism in New England: Its Introduction, Growth, Decay by Alexander Blaikie (1881)
"... truth—Waxing feeble—Thirty-three Presbyterian congregations- Orthodox, the number of—Loss in 1880—descending node—Presby- ..."

3. A New Astronomy by David Peck Todd (1897)
"They occur near Mercury's descending node, as shown, that of 1924 being nearly central because Mercury happens to come to inferior conjunction with the ..."

4. Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus by Alexander Jones (1999)
"... quadrant before or the quadrant after the descending node. The bearing of line 2, with its reference to 'geniture' or 'generation', is again obscure. ..."

5. An Elementary Treatise on Astronomy: Adapted to the Present Improved State by John Farrar (1834)
"Accordingly, it is then near one of its nodes, which we call the descending node, because when Mercury passes it, it is descending toward the south. ..."

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