heliocentric longitude


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heliocentric longitude

[¦hē·lē·ō¦sen·trik ′län·jə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
The angular distance east or west from a given point on the sun's equator.
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The listing presented here retains only the main periodic terms in the heliocentric longitudes, latitudes, and distances of the Earth and Saturn from the Sun.