meridian angle

noun

Definition of meridian angle

: the angle between the upper branch of the celestial meridian of an observer and the hour circle of a celestial object measured either westward or eastward from zero to 180 degrees — compare hour angle

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“Meridian angle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meridian%20angle. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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