diurnal aberration


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diurnal aberration

[dī′ərn·əl ‚ab·ə′rā·shən]
(astronomy)
Aberration caused by the rotation of the earth; its value varies with the latitude of the observer and ranges from zero at the poles to 0.31 second of arc. Also known as daily aberration.
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