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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: equinoctial(0.02022 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to equinoctial.
English → English (WordNet)
adj 1: relating to the vicinity of the equator
2: relating to an equinox (when the lengths or night and day
n : the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the
celestial poles [syn: celestial equator, equinoctial circle
, equinoctial line]
English → English (gcide)
Equator \E*qua"tor\, 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 (Astron.), the
great circle whose plane passes through through the center
of the body, and is perpendicular to its axis of
Magnetic equator. See Aclinic.