meridian altitude

noun

Definition of meridian altitude

1 : the arc of the meridian intercepted between a celestial body at meridian transit and the south point of the horizon
2 : the altitude of a celestial body when it is on an observer's meridian

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“Meridian altitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meridian%20altitude. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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