colures


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colures

(koh-loorz . koh -loorz) The two great circles passing through the celestial poles and intersecting the ecliptic at either the equinoxes (equinoctial colure) or the solstices (solstitial colure).
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The Creme of Nature Community Grant Award, supported by Colures magazine and Voice of Africa Radio 94.
Nimrod's sphere has nothing on it because the great circles (the colures, the ecliptic, the equator, the horizon) are of course not visible, material things, but ways of representing movement.