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celestial sphere Explained

celestial sphere at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Apparent surface of the heavens, on which the stars seem to be fixed. For the purpose of establishing celestial coordinate systems to mark the positions of heavenly bodies, it can be thought of as a real sphere at an infinite distance from earth. Earth's axis, extended to infinity, touches this sphere at the N and S celestial poles, around which the heavens seem to turn. The intersection of the plane of earth's equator with the sphere marks the celestial equator.

celestial sphere at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

celestial sphere
n : the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which
celestial bodies appear to be projected [syn: {sphere}, {empyrean},
{firmament}, {heavens}, {vault of heaven}, {welkin}]

celestial sphere at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: astronom » y An abstract sphere of infinite radius which serves as the imaginary backdrop for celestial objects, and of which the visible sky is one hemisphere.


    * empyrean
    • firmament
    • heavens
    • vault of heaven
    • welkin


      Inter: trans-top » abstract sphere of infinite radius
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|天球|tr=tiānqiú|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nebeská sféra|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|taivaanpallo
  • French: sphère céleste {{f}}
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|sfera niebieska|f
  • Swedish: himmelssfär {{c}}, himlavalv {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » celestial sphere
    Translation: id » celestial sphere
    Translation: ml » celestial sphere
    Translation: pl » celestial sphere
    Translation: ta » celestial sphere
    Translation: zh » celestial sphere

    Celestial Sphere at English (WD) Of Explained:


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: alternative spelling of » celestial sphere