astronomical position

astronomical position

[‚as·trə′näm·ə·kəl pə′zish·ən]
(geodesy)
A point on the earth whose coordinates have been determined as a result of observation of celestial bodies. Also known as astronomical station.
A point on the earth defined in terms of astronomical latitude and longitude.

astronomical position

i. A point on the earth whose coordinates have been determined as a result of observation of celestial bodies. The expression is usually used in connection with position on land determined with great accuracy for survey purposes.
ii. A point on the earth, defined in terms of astronomical latitude and longitude.
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By the 16th century, it had put the Julian calendar behind the solar one Aa- the actual astronomical position of the solar system - by ten days.
Martini had entered China in 1643 and for three years travelled widely throughout the country, collecting materials for his surveys and determining the astronomical positions of many towns and geographical features.
On the brighter side, Aristotle did correctly set a standard, against Platonic metaphysical imperialism, for arguing on astronomical grounds against astronomical positions, even if he did not himself live up to his own standard.

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