apparent position

apparent position

[ə′pa·rənt pə′sish·ən]
(astronomy)
The position on the celestial sphere at which a heavenly body (or a space vehicle) would be seen from the center of the earth at a particular time. Also known as apparent place.
References in classic literature ?
There are thousands of such curt, strenuous ladies in the offices of London, but the interest of these lay rather in their real than their apparent position.
Their apparent position had moved because the sun's gravity had distorted the path of their starlight, just as Einstein had predicted.
Astronomers can use this effect to see magnified images of distant galaxies or, at closer range, to measure tiny shifts in a star's apparent position on the sky.
As such, an extra 24 hours builds up every four years, meaning that an extra calendar day has to be added to align the calendar with the sun's apparent position.
To understand recession, it helps to distinguish between the actual and apparent position of the gingiva.
The phenomenon of parallax, or slight shifts in apparent position depending on viewpoint, is particularly explicated with its relevance to star measurement.
The team led by astronomer Adam Deller did this by observing the object over a two-year period to detect its parallax, the slight shift in apparent position against background objects when viewed from opposite ends of Earth's orbit around the Sun.
astrology "The mass cultural delusion that the Sun's apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality" (Sheldon, Big Bang Theory, season 1, episode 1).
Paris, Sha'ban 16, 1433, Jul 6, 2012, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called today on the world community to adopt a firm and apparent position obliging the Syrian regime to give up its security option and accept the political approach to solve the Syrian crisis, according to the UN-AL joint envoy Kofi Annan plan.
It welcomed the leadership's apparent position determined to keep on the underway steps to carry out the Gulf initiative in accordance with its timeline executive mechanism, renewing the government's commitment to the Gulf initiative to be signed based on President Ali Abdullah Saleh's authorization to Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
Parallax is a term used to describe a phenomenon where, due to the different viewing positions of two observers, there is a difference in the apparent position of an object with respect to its background.
An urchin could move sideways relative to objects and use the apparent position changes of distant objects to gauge absolute size.