noon sight

noon sight

[′nün ‚sīt]
(navigation)
Measurement of the altitude of the sun at local apparent noon.
The altitude so measured.
References in classic literature ?
Both the captain and mate worked out the position on a Sumner line, and agreed, and at noon agreed again, and verified the morning sights by the noon sights.
The navigator's traditional Noon Sight will be discussed and the procedures will be explained and demonstrated.
The Noon Sight actually takes place at a specific time of the day determined by the rotation of the Earth around its axis.