geocentric latitude

noun

Definition of geocentric latitude

1 : the celestial latitude of a body as seen from the earth's center
2 : the angle between the plane of the celestial equator and a line from the earth's center to a given point on the earth's surface — compare terrestrial latitude

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“Geocentric latitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geocentric%20latitude. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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