curtate distance


: the distance of a planet or comet from the sun or earth as measured in the plane of the ecliptic or the distance from the sun or earth to that point where a perpendicular let fall from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic meets that plane

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“Curtate distance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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