upper culmination


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upper culmination

See culmination.

upper culmination

[′əp·ər ‚kəl·mə′nā·shən]
(astronomy)
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At 7:08 Polaris, the North Star, is at upper culmination.
At 7:31 Polaris, the North Star, is at upper culmination.
To get this, we must to determine the real solar time (it is created by splitting the time interval between two successive upper culminations of the sun for 24 hours), declination (one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, which gives the angular sun distance from the celestial equator and depends on the date of calculation), sun altitude and azimuth (angle applied to the meridian clockwise--the horizontal angular distance from a reference direction).

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