Definition of Sidereal day

1. Noun. The time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day.

Exact synonyms: Day
Generic synonyms: Time Unit, Unit Of Time, Sidereal Time



Sidereal Day Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Sidereal Day Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sidereal Day

sidepiece
sidepieces
sideproduct
sidequest
sidequests
sider
sideral
sideramine
siderate
siderated
siderates
sideration
siderazot
siderazote
sidereal
sidereal day (current term)
sidereal hour
sidereal month
sidereal time
sidereal year
sidereal years
sidereous
siderite
siderites
sideritic
sidero-
sideroad
sideroads
sideroblast
sideroblastic anaemia

Literary usage of Sidereal day

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

1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"sidereal day. — A sidereal day is the interval of time between two successive upper transits of the vernal equinox over the same meridian.. Sidereal Time. ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"sidereal day. — A sidereal day is the interval of time between two successive upper transits of the vernal equinox over the same meridian.. Sidereal Time. ..."

3. Navigation and Nautical Astronomy: The Practical Part, Containing Rules for by H. W. Jeans (1853)
"sidereal year = 365a 6h 9m lls-5 t The sidereal day, the apparent solar day, ... The sidereal day is the interval between two successive transits of the ..."

4. Astronomy by Simon Newcomb, Edward Singleton Holden (1883)
"Hence a mean solar day will also bo longer than a sidereal day, for the same reason ... The exact relation is: and 1 sidereal day = 0-997 mean solar day, ..."

5. An Introduction to Practical Astronomy: With a Collection of Astronomical Tables by Elias Loomis (1855)
"An arc of the equator, equal to 360° 59' 8".33, passes the meridian in a mean solar day, while only 360° pass in a sidereal day. ..."

6. An Introduction to Practical Astronomy: With a Collection of Astronomical Tables by Elias Loomis (1892)
"An arc of the equator, equal to 360° 59' 8".33, passes the meridian in a mean solar day, while only 360° pass in a sidereal day. To find the excess of the ..."

7. Astronomy and Astro-physics by European Southern Observatory, Goodsell Observatory (1886)
"... ordinary definitions of the sidereal day do not distinguish between these two periods. He criticizes the common definition of the sidereal day in the ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The interval between two successive returns of a fixed point on the sphere to the meridian is called the sidereal day; and sidereal time is reckoned from ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Sidereal day

Search for Sidereal day on Dictionary.com!Search for Sidereal day on Thesaurus.com!Search for Sidereal day on Google!Search for Sidereal day on Wikipedia!

Search