Ascending node



the node through which an orbiting body passes as it moves to the north (opposed to ).
Historical Examples

The position of the ascending node, or the point where the comet crossed the terrestrial orbit.
Off on a Comet Jules Verne

When passing to the north of the ecliptic, it is called the ascending node; when to the south of it, the descending node.
Conversations on Natural Philosophy, in which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained Jane Haldimand Marcet and Thomas P. Jones

The wonderful similarity of these elements, except in the longitude of the ascending node, is at once apparent.
Comets and Meteors Daniel Kirkwood

On the longitude of the ascending node of the vortex on the lunar orbit.
Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms T. Bassnett

On the longitude of the ascending node of the lunar orbit on the ecliptic.
Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms T. Bassnett

It is merely the ascending node in astronomy wherein alone the eclipses can take place.
India, Its Life and Thought John P. Jones

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Ascending pharyngeal artery

    ascending pharyngeal artery ascending pharyngeal artery n. An artery with its origin in the external carotid artery and with distribution to both the wall of the pharynx and the soft palate.

  • Ascending rhythm

    . Historical Examples ascending rhythm is very greatly in predominance in English poetry. English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.



  • Ascendingly

    moving upward; rising. Botany. growing or directed upward, especially obliquely or in a curve from the base. adjective moving upwards; rising (botany) sloping or curving upwards: the ascending stem of a vine

  • Ascenez

    .



Disclaimer: Ascending node definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.