celestial sphere


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  • noun

Synonyms for celestial sphere

the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

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equinox Either of the two points on the celestial sphere where the celestial equator intersects the
Sagittarius, of course, is a zodiac sign, one of the 12 constellations the sun passes through in its circumnavigation of the celestial sphere.
Equally unacceptable to him is the idea that the earth has a ball-like shape (kuriyyah) and that it stays aloft and motionless, not supported by anything but staying where it is because it is pulled to every direction with the same force by the celestial sphere and therefore remains at the same distance from everything.
Decorative globes are popular; they traditionally come in pairs, a terrestrial and a celestial sphere.
What point on the celestial sphere is diametrically opposite to the zenith?
Look up the word "solstice" in Webster's Dictionary and it reads: the time of year when the sun reaches its northernmost point on the celestial sphere.
AGILE is a gamma ray and hard X-ray observatory that will survey the celestial sphere to help understand astrophysics phenomena like compact stars, black holes, pulsars and gamma ray bursts reaching the Earth from remote regions of the universe.
Filled with energy and movement, she is the dominant star in the celestial sphere.
Steeped in the traditional forms, they move one step away from the grittiness of their roots to a celestial sphere where they burn coldly.
The Ever-Changing Sky: A Guide to the Celestial Sphere by James Kaler
This information from God to privileged humans was mediated through dreams, visions, and auditions while the seer was in a trance (or as we say today, an altered state of consciousness), (5) and when he/she had ascended into the heavens and learned there in the celestial sphere of the universe all the things that the sun, moon, planets, stars and constellations revealed about the terrestrial sphere below and the state of humanity, its past, present, and future.
Presumably what Michael Tugenhadt is referring to is not Mrs Newlywed Bloggs, who moves in a much less celestial sphere, but to Mrs Bigshot Celebrity.
The argument which maintains that the Earth, as a part of the celestial sphere and as sharing in the same form and movement, moves very little because very near to its centre advances to the following position: therefore the Earth will move, as being a body and not a Centre, and will describe in the same time arcs similar to, but smaller than, the arcs of the celestial circle.
In one, for instance, the celestial sphere is a ball that a child sometimes lets fall on the floor.
The new logo features an armillary, a model of the celestial sphere based on the ancient theory that the earth lies at the center of the universe, while the other planets as well as the sun, moon, and stars circle around it.