ecliptic latitude


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ecliptic latitude

[i¦klip·tik ′lad·ə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
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where [r.sub.d], [[THETA].sub.d], and [[omega].sub.d] are the selected orbital radius, ecliptic latitude, and ecliptic longitude velocity of displaced orbit, respectively.
This perspective, popular among terrestrial cartographers of the time, had parallels of ecliptic latitude shown as equidistant straight lines and the great circles of ecliptic longitude as sloping straight lines.
Today Canopus (because of its high ecliptic latitude) is still used for navigation, but more by spacecraft than by earthbound travelers.
The Moon's ecliptic latitude (geocentric) was then +4.9[degrees], and it came to perigee 12 hours later.