Celesta Celestite

Celestial

Meanings and phrases

celestial

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of or relating to the sky; heavenly
  2. relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven; heavenly
  3. of heaven or the spirit; ethereal; supernal

Celestial City

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. phrases used to refer to Heaven; City of God; Heavenly City; Holy City

celestial body

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. natural objects visible in the sky; heavenly body
E.g.
  • Atmosphere (disambiguation) An atmosphere is a gas layer around a celestial body.
  • Not only was the celestial body ingrained in their mythology, but it served a greater utilitarian purpose.
  • The object is a celestial body whose luminosity is distinguishable on the sky about the constellation of Leo.

celestial equator

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles; equinoctial circle; equinoctial line; equinoctial

celestial globe

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens

celestial guidance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a method of controlling the flight of a missile or spacecraft by reference to the positions of celestial bodies

celestial hierarchy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the collective body of angels

celestial horizon

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth; horizon

celestial latitude

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere; declination; dec

celestial longitude

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere; right ascension; RA

celestial mechanics

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the branch of astronomy concerned with the application of Newton's laws of motion to the motions of heavenly bodies
E.g.
  • Mikkola is a leading expert in celestial mechanics.
  • He then studied astronomy and celestial mechanics, finishing his thesis in 1984.
  • It was initially used for computations in celestial mechanics and general relativity.

celestial navigation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. navigating according to the positions of the stars; astronavigation

celestial orbit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; orbit

celestial point

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)

celestial pole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere; pole

celestial sphere

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected; sphere; empyrean; firmament; heavens; vault of heaven; welkin
E.g.
  • the division of the celestial sphere into contiguous fields.
  • Furthermore, according to Diogenes Laertius (II, 2), he built a celestial sphere.
  • Camelopardalis is in the part of the celestial sphere facing away from the galactic plane.

north celestial pole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the celestial pole above the northern hemisphere; near Polaris

south celestial pole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the celestial pole above the southern hemisphere

celestial bodies

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, pseudo-Plutarch states that he still viewed celestial bodies as deities.
  • They describe the celestial bodies and the astronomical instruments existing at the time.
  • The Oort cloud consists of viable materials necessary for the creation of celestial bodies.

celestial objects

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Viewing and imaging celestial objects is a major focus.
  • This alignment of three celestial objects is known as a syzygy.
  • Collectively, amateur astronomers observe a variety of celestial objects and phenomena.
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