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Culmination (astronomy)

Culmination (astronomy)


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The culmination It is the maximum height reached by a celestial body on the horizon. In some texts it appears as "transit" or "higher culmination." The lower culmination would be the diametrically opposite point.

It is said that a celestial object is in Culmination, when it crosses, from East to West, the Local Celestial Meridian, that is, the maximum circle that passes through the zenith and that joins the North with the South. Our Sun, for example, culminates at noon.


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