galactic latitude

noun Astronomy.

the angular distance from the galactic equator of a point on the celestial sphere.

Nearby words

  1. galactic cluster,
  2. galactic coordinate,
  3. galactic coordinate system,
  4. galactic equator,
  5. galactic halo,
  6. galactic longitude,
  7. galactic nebula,
  8. galactic noise,
  9. galactic nucleus,
  10. galactic plane

Origin of galactic latitude

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019