heliocentric latitude

heliocentric latitude

[¦hē·lē·ō¦sen·trik ′lad·ə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
Sun-centered coordinate of angular distance perpendicular to the ecliptic plane.
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Even when one neglects their heliocentric latitudes, the planets can never all exactly align with the Sun.