ascending node

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The point in an orbit at which a body moves from south to north across a reference plane, such as the plane of the ecliptic or of the celestial equator. The longitude of the ascending node is one of the elements of an object's orbit. See Elements, Orbital; Node.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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