local hour angle


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local hour angle

(LHA) The hour angle of a celestial body as measured at a particular locality. It is the local apparent sidereal time minus the apparent right ascension (see local sidereal time).

local hour angle

[′lō·kəl ′au̇r ‚aŋ·gəl]
(astronomy)
Angular distance west of the local celestial meridian.

local hour angle

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The angle at the celestial pole measured westward from 0° to 360° from the observer's meridian to the celestial meridian of the body.