solstitial colure

solstitial colure

(sol-stish -ăl) See colures.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Colure, Solstitial

 

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

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

solstitial colure

[sälz′tish·əl kə′lu̇r]
(astronomy)
That great circle of the celestial sphere through the celestial poles and the solstices.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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]).