circle of perpetual apparition


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circle of perpetual apparition

[′sər·kəl əv pər′pech·ə·wəl ap·ə′rish·ən]
(astronomy)
That circle of the celestial sphere, centered on the polar axis and having a polar distance from the elevated pole approximately equal to the latitude of the observer, within which celestial bodies do not set.
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