solstitial colure

solstitial colure

(sol-stish -ăl) See colures.

Colure, Solstitial

 

the great circle on the celestial sphere which passes through the celestial poles and the summer and winter solstices.

solstitial colure

[sälz′tish·əl kə′lu̇r]
(astronomy)
That great circle of the celestial sphere through the celestial poles and the solstices.
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We can walk across it in an exploration I'll call "Adventures on the Solstitial Colure."
The solstitial colure may sound like something wonderfully (or intimidatingly) profound.
If we want to find stars that help delineate the solstitial colure, we can use the short line forming the longest side of the head of Draco, from Gamma ([Gamma]) Draconis to Xi ([Xi]).