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Definition: Equator of a planet
, n. [L. aequator one who equalizes: cf. F.
['e]quateur equator. See Equate
1. (Geog.) The imaginary great circle on the earth's surface,
everywhere equally distant from the two poles, and
dividing the earth's surface into two hemispheres.
2. (Astron.) The great circle of the celestial sphere,
coincident with the plane of the earth's equator; -- so
called because when the sun is in it, the days and nights
are of equal length; hence called also the equinoctial
and on maps, globes, etc., the equinoctial line
Equator of the sun
or Equator of a planet
great circle whose plane passes through through the center
of the body, and is perpendicular to its axis of
. See Aclinic