galactic pole


noun Astronomy.

either of the two opposite points on the celestial sphere that are farthest north and south of the Milky Way.

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Origin of galactic pole

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for galactic poles

galactic poles

pl n

the two points on the celestial sphere, diametrically opposite each other, that can be joined by an imaginary line perpendicular to the galactic plane
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