Definition of Ascending node
1. Noun. The point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going north.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascending Node
Literary usage of Ascending node
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"Winnecke :— Perihelion passage June 27-970 MT at Berlin. Longitude of perihelion 83 3o''O Inclination 64 54-2 ,, ,, ascending node 184 17-8 Log. perihelion ..."
2. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"... although I had never seen him during my stay at Edinburgh,»and informed me, that I had only mistaken the radical mean place of the ascending node by a ..."
3. Heliographic Positions of Sun-spots Observed at Hamilton College from 1860-1870by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1907)
"Longitude of the ascending node of sun's equator = 73° 40' for 1850. Inclination of axis to axis of ecliptic = 7° 15'. (These were the values recommended by ..."
4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1867)
"This last quantity is obtained by adding 180° to the longitude of the ascending node of the orbit given in p. 242 of the ' Nautical Almanac. ..."
5. The Planetarium and Astronomical Calculator by Tobias Ostrander (1832)
"To find the Sun's true distance from the Moon's ascending .node, at the time of any given new or full Moon, and consequent!} to know whether there be an ..."