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The great circle that passes through the observer's zenith, perpendicular to the meridian. It intersects the horizon at the west and east points. The parts of the circle going from zenith through east and west are known as the prime vertical east and the prime vertical west.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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