Ephemeris meridian | Article about ephemeris meridian by The Free Dictionary
ephemeris meridian The fictitious terrestrial meridian that rotates independently of Earth at the uniform rate defined by terrestrial dynamical time. It is
1.002 738 δT
east of the Greenwich meridian (see delta T). Ephemeris longitude and ephemeris hour angle are measured relative to the ephemeris meridian.
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The orientation of the z-axis with respect to the ephemeris meridian
of the rotating Earth is the ephemeris hour angle [micro].
Van Stockum thus referenced the longitude of Paramaribo with respect to the Ephemeris meridian
instead of with respect to the Greenwich meridian.