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3 articles for "Pole"

Pole [Munkasey M.]

When working in three dimensional space, a Pole is a point which is ninety degrees from all parts of a circle. A point on a sphere which is everywhere ninety degrees from the Equatorial circle (or equatorial equivalent), is a Pole.

See also:
♦ Terrestrial Pole ♦ Celestial Pole ♦ Ecliptic Pole
Pole - of the Ascendant; of the Horoscope [DeVore]

The geographical latitude of the place for which the figure is cast. v. Polar Elevation.

See also:
♦ Horizon ♦ Polar Elevation
Pole Star [Astro*Index]

The north end of the Earth's axis, or the North Pole points directly at Polaris, a star in Ursa Minor, or the Little Bear. Thus, it appears to be fixed, and can be used as a directional or navigational reference point.

See also:
♦ Stars


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