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.
The apparent position adopted by UCU Branch that it will only work constructively with the university if the threat of compulsory redundancy is removed is unfortunate and is inconsistent with the premise of working for the greater good of the university, its students and its employees.
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.
Shift" control can also give a photographer the ability to "effectively" move the apparent position of the camera -- providing further perspective versatility, allowing, for example, the ability to avoid unwanted reflections in an image.
O'Neill had been thought to have strong support at the FA, but McClaren was in an apparent position of strength due to him being on Eriksson's coaching staff, with the chance to ensure continuity working in his favour.
His delayed return to the track and apparent position as Ballydoyle second choice raise the obvious caveats, but we can hope that these arise mainly from his reported laziness at home.
Nick Davies, a spokesman for the IAAF, told Reuters that athletes accused of doping violations and in apparent position to be barred from IAAF Grand Prix meets were likely to be suspended even if those athletes contested their cases.