
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.
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Literary usage of Sidereal day
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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 lls5 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 = 0997 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 Astrophysics 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 ..."