Definition of Sidereal month

1. Noun. Period between successive conjunctions with a star, 27.322 days.

Generic synonyms: Month, Sidereal Time



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sidereal Month

sideproduct
sidequest
sidequests
sider
sideral
sideramine
siderate
siderated
siderates
sideration
siderazot
siderazote
sidereal
sidereal day
sidereal hour
sidereal month (current term)
sidereal time
sidereal year
sidereal years
sidereous
siderite
siderites
sideritic
sidero-
sideroad
sideroads
sideroblast
sideroblastic anaemia
sideroblastic anemia
sideroblastosis

Literary usage of Sidereal month

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1. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor (1873)
"This is called the sidereal month. If, however, instead of taking a star, we took the point on the heavens where the ecliptic crosses to the north of the ..."

2. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"... returns to the same position with respect to the stars in a somewhat shorter time ; this period (about 27 days 8 hours) is known as the sidereal month. ..."

3. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1892)
"This point—called, as all know, ' the first point of Aries'—makes the complete circuit of the heavens in 25868 years ; and therefore in a sidereal month ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Thus, as the sun advances with considerable rapidity, the synodical month will much exceed the sidereal month; as the point T retrogrades very slowly, ..."

5. Manual of Astronomy: A Text-book by Charles Augustus Young (1902)
"The sidereal month The sidereal is the time it takes the moon to make her revolution from ... Mechanically considered, the sidereal month is the true month. ..."

6. Manual of Astronomy: A Text-book by Charles Augustus Young (1902)
"The sidereal month The sidereal is the time it takes the moon to make her revolution from ... Mechanically considered, the sidereal month is the true month. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The "sidereal" month may be regarded as the period in which the moon, as seen from a fixed star, would appear lo make a complete revolution round the earth; ..."

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