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Celestial sphere   /səlˈɛstʃəl sfɪr/   Listen
Celestial sphere

noun
1.
The apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected.  Synonyms: empyrean, firmament, heavens, sphere, vault of heaven, welkin.






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"Celestial sphere" Quotes from Famous Books



... earth's rotation; if the earth is cooling, the length of the day must be continually shortening. Now, there exists a means of ascertaining whether the length of the day has undergone any variation; this consists in examining, for each century, the arc of the celestial sphere described by the moon during the interval of time which the astronomers of the existing epoch call a day; in other words, the time required by the earth to effect a complete rotation on its axis, the velocity of the moon being in fact independent of the time of ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2 • Charles Dudley Warner

... expiration becomes 1.50 inches long from the above practice, he sees the celestial sphere where the Supreme Soul resides. When the inaudible pronunciation of Om reduces the length of expiration to .75 inch, the votary becomes deified and ...
— Five Years Of Theosophy • Various



Words linked to "Celestial sphere" :   zodiac, apex, solar apex, zenith, celestial point, apex of the sun's way, surface, nadir



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