ascending node

noun
the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going north
Ant: ↑descending node
Hypernyms: ↑node

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noun
astronomy : the node passed as the body goes north

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Astron.
the node through which an orbiting body passes as it moves to the north (opposed to descending node).

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ascending node,
the point at which the orbit of a heavenly body intersects the fundamental plane; node.

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  • Ascending node — Ascending As*cend ing, a. Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. {As*cend ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Ascending latitude} (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a planet. Ferguson. {Ascending line} (Geneol.), the line of relationship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ascending node — Node Node (n[=o]d), n. [L. nodus; perh. akin to E. knot. Cf. {Noose}, {Nowed}.] 1. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (a) (Astron.) One of the two points where the orbit of a planet, or comet, intersects… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascending node — Astron. the node through which an orbiting body passes as it moves to the north (opposed to descending node). * * * …   Universalium

  • Longitude of the ascending node — The longitude of the ascending node (☊ or Ω) is one of the orbital elements used to specify the orbit of an object in space. It is the angle from a reference direction, called the origin of longitude , to the direction of the ascending node,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ascending — As*cend ing, a. Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. {As*cend ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Ascending latitude} (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a planet. Ferguson. {Ascending line} (Geneol.), the line of relationship traced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ascending latitude — Ascending As*cend ing, a. Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. {As*cend ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Ascending latitude} (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a planet. Ferguson. {Ascending line} (Geneol.), the line of relationship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ascending line — Ascending As*cend ing, a. Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. {As*cend ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Ascending latitude} (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a planet. Ferguson. {Ascending line} (Geneol.), the line of relationship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ascending series — Ascending As*cend ing, a. Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. {As*cend ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Ascending latitude} (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a planet. Ferguson. {Ascending line} (Geneol.), the line of relationship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ascending signs — Ascending As*cend ing, a. Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. {As*cend ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Ascending latitude} (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a planet. Ferguson. {Ascending line} (Geneol.), the line of relationship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Node — (n[=o]d), n. [L. nodus; perh. akin to E. knot. Cf. {Noose}, {Nowed}.] 1. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (a) (Astron.) One of the two points where the orbit of a planet, or comet, intersects the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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