Heliographic latitude | Article about heliographic latitude by The Free Dictionary
heliographic latitude The angular distance from the Sun's equator, measured north or south along the meridian. The position of a point on the Sun's disk may be defined in terms of this and its heliographic longitude.
heliographic latitude[‚hē·lē·ə′graf·ik ′lad·ə‚tüd]
On the sun, angular distance north or south of its equator.
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These assist in determining the heliographic latitude
and longitude of sunspots.
In other chapters information of interest to only the most dedicated enthusiasts--such as the mathematical technique for determining the heliographic latitude
and longitude of a sunspot--is belabored in the main text.
They resemble polar plumes, though some are located at quite low heliographic latitudes