equinoctial


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equinoctial

1. relating to or occurring at either or both equinoxes
2. (of a plant) having flowers that open and close at specific regular times
3. Astronomy of or relating to the celestial equator
4. a storm or gale at or near an equinox
5. another name for celestial equator

equinoctial

[‚ē·kwə′näk·shəl]
(astronomy)

equinoctial

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A primary great circle of the celestial sphere formed by the intersection of the plane of the earth's equator with the celestial sphere. Also called celestial equator.
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In the context in which at one point Mary Shelley mentions the precession of the equinoctial points, she speaks of a "second sun" seen setting by Lionel Verney as he enters alone Ravenna and the world is already empty of human life--this is the climax of the story, when one man alone remains, Lionel Verney, seeing two suns setting on the sky (a fact reminding one of the much disputed question of the Sumero-Akkadian Nebiru or the Planet of the Crossing, now known as "Planet X").
928) and these values confined between ([+ or -] 3) are located under the curve equinoctial indicating sample homogeneity.
winter, spring, summer, autumn) periods were based on the equinoctial points of the years in which the data were collected (i.
The river and the boat are fictions and the hand releasing the louse in the stream is, truly, just as fictional as the equinoctial line projected by Don Quixote's mind.
Humboldt estaba particularmente atraido por la laguna de Guatavita; la destaco como uno de los sitios sagrados y miticos para los muiscas y ordeno hacer un grabado sobre la laguna que fue divulgado en Europa en su obra Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland: Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent during the years 1799-1824 .
In sooth, thou wast in very gracious fooling last night, when thou spokest of Pigrogromitus, of the Vapians passing the equinoctial of Queuhus (2.
Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology 1830; Alexander von Humboldt's Personal Narrative of travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent first English edition, 1814-1829.
Upon their return, Bonpland was in charge of the classification and publication of the plants of the equinoctial regions of the Americas.
Personal Narratives of travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America during the years 1799-1804 by Alexander Von Humboldt and Aime Bonpland Translated and Edited by Thomasina Ross.
Una de las principales cuestiones que le interesa rastrear es como esos viajeros modelaban su mirada y su escritura sobre el territorio argentino en relacion intertextual con la por esos anos difundidisima traduccion inglesa de la recension realizada por Alexander von Humboldt de su periplo centro y sudamericano: Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent (1818).
Equinoctial in November 1990 at 250-1 remains the biggest-priced winner of modern times.