Definition of Solar apex

1. Noun. The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars.

Exact synonyms: Apex, Apex Of The Sun's Way
Generic synonyms: Celestial Point
Group relationships: Celestial Sphere, Empyrean, Firmament, Heavens, Sphere, Vault Of Heaven, Welkin
Antonyms: Antapex
Derivative terms: Apical

Definition of Solar apex

1. Noun. (astronomy) The point to which the Sun appears to be moving with respect to the local stars ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solar Apex

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solar activity
solar apex (current term)
solar apexes
solar apices
solar array
solar battery
solar blindness
solar calendar
solar cell
solar cells
solar cheilitis
solar collector
solar constant
solar corona
solar coronas
solar day

Literary usage of Solar apex

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1. The Stars: A Study of the Universe by Simon Newcomb (1901)
"... these results, if accepted as real, would lead to the conclusion that the position of the solar apex derived from stars near to us was much farther ..."

2. Astronomical Doctrines Presented in New Aspects by Phillip Augustus Albrecht (1897)
"PROPER MOTION OF THE SUN AND DIRECTION OF THE solar apex. Sir John Herschel states : "No one who reflects with due attention on the ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1899)
"Now the stars near the position of the solar "apex" should be approaching the earth on account of the solar motion, and those at the opposite point of the ..."

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