ascending node


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ascending node

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ascending node

[ə′send·iŋ ¦nōd]
(astronomy)
Also known as northbound node.
The point at which a planet, planetoid, or comet crosses to the north side of the ecliptic.
The point at which a satellite crosses to the north side of the equatorial plane of its primary.
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Panorama of transits, 1283-3000 ascending node descending node (Nov/Dec) (May/Jun) Series Series C B b c 1283 1396 1518 1526 1631 1639 1761 1769 1874 1882 2004 2012 2117 2125 2247 2255 2360 2368 2490 2498 2603 2611 2733 2741 2846 2854 2976 2984

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