subsolar point

noun
sub·​so·​lar point | \ ˌsəb-ˈsō-lər- How to pronounce subsolar point (audio) \

Definition of subsolar point

: the point on the surface of the earth or a planet at which the sun is at the zenith

Examples of subsolar point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, this visualization shows the moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth at true scale, and labels of craters near the terminator. David Caraccio, sacbee, 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of subsolar point

circa 1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subsolar point was circa 1908

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“Subsolar point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsolar%20point. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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