lower culmination


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lower culmination

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lower culmination

[′lō·ər ‚kəl·mə′nā·shən]
(astronomy)
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So at 40[degrees] north latitude, where the celestial pole stands 40[degrees] above the northern horizon, Kochab and Pherkad are 56[degrees] and 58[degrees] high at upper culmination but only 24[degrees] and 22[degrees] up at lower culmination.
Due north the Little Dipper hangs straight down from Polaris; the "Guardians of the Pole," Beta and Gamma Ursae Minoris, are going through their lower culmination.
Moreover the Little Dipper's brightest star, Polaris itself, is barely past its "lower culmination" just under the north celestial pole.