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What a celestial body has it drawn out from its celestial sphere!

It was only the northern half of the celestial sphere which had been fully explored.

The earth, argued Ptolemy, lies at the centre of the celestial sphere.

The north star showed the only motionless spot in the celestial sphere.

When a star reaches the meridian in its course across the celestial sphere it is said to culminate or reach its culmination.

A star rising due east would traverse this great circle of the celestial sphere and set due west.

In Fig. 5, the outer arc again represents the path of the zodiac on the celestial sphere.

In Fig. 4, the outer circle represents the path of the zodiac on the celestial sphere.

This corresponds to the Tropic of Cancer on the celestial sphere, which marks the greatest northern declination of the sun.

Further, this plane of the ecliptic is to the celestial sphere what the sea-level is to the earth.

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