To replicate how humans perceive the celestial sphere, a team of researchers considered how the eye might travel randomly across this night sky.
In the fourth and third centuries BCE, Plato, Aristotle, and other philosophers went all in on the notion that the planets and stars were embedded in eternally rotating celestial spheres.
The fifth creation is the celestial Sphere, where for the first time we have motion in its revolutions.
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.
On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to celestial sphere, such as: celestial object, and heavenly body.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.