apparent place


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apparent place

The position on a celestial sphere centered on the Earth, determined by removing from the directly observed position of a celestial body the effects depending on the observer's location on the Earth's surface – atmospheric refraction, diurnal aberration, and diurnal parallax. It is the position at which the object would be seen from the Earth's center, displaced by planetary aberration and referred to the true equator and equinox.

apparent place

[ə′pa·rənt ′plās]
(astronomy)
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Mean and apparent place computations in the new IAU system.
For this purpose, latitude and longitude of site, calculated using rectangular geocentric GNSS coordinates, representing normal to reference ellipsoid's surface, are used to calculate apparent places of stars.
He put the seeds bag in an apparent place rather than hiding it inside the travel bag.
The only apparent place this truth can't be uttered is in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
England were clinging desperately to their apparent place in the quarter-finals against Italy after being outplayed by the Romanians.
There was dog excrement, rubbish, four dogs running around and no apparent place for food or water to be placed.
When Moody did his study of people who had seemingly died and then been revived in Life after Life, his reports were vigorously condemned as a satanic delusion by fundamentalist Christians who thought that his benign description of the dying process (moving toward the light, a feeling of utter serenity, a sense of safeness, and so on) had no apparent place for the salvific work of Christ.