The Celestial Sphere Coordinate System
This section describes the celestial sphere coordinate system.
The fixed coordinate system on the celestial sphere is defined as:
- The north celestial pole (NCP) is defined as the intersection point of the north pole of the Earth and the celestial sphere.
- The south celestial pole (SCP) is defined as the intersection point of the south pole of the Earth and the celestial sphere.
- The celestial equator (CE) is defined as the projection of the Earth's equator on the celestial sphere.
- The latitude on the celestial sphere is defined in the same as the Earth's latitude.
- The longitude on the celestial sphere is defined in the same as the Earth's longitude.
The following picture provides a good illustration of the fixed coordinate system on the celestial sphere,
Table of Contents
About This Book
Quick Introduction to Astrology
►Basics of Astrology and Astronomy
What Is Astronomy
The Solar System
The Celestial Sphere
►The Celestial Sphere Coordinate System
The Celestial Meridian and Zenith
The Precession - Rotation of Earth's Axis
Introduction to Western Zodiac Signs
Horoscope and Horoscopic Astrology
Horoscope and Planets
Chinese Astrology and Horoscope
Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs
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