Zenith

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  • the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

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  • the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

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Zenith Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In astronomy, the zenith is a point "above" a particular location, in the sky. "Above" means in the opposite direction of gravity at that location. The zenith is the opposite of the nadir. The nadir is in the direction the direction that gravity pulls. The zenith is not a real point, it is used as a reference for the location of other things in the sky.

For scientists, the zenith is the direction of reference for measuring the zenith angle. The zenith angle is the angle between a place in the sky (usually a star) and the local zenith.



Zenith Sample Sentences in News


  • Zenith showcases pocket watches once owned by Mahatma Gandhi
    Aldo Magada, President & CEO of Zenith Watches was recently in India to showcase one of the most iconic timepieces—History of Zenith. It is one of the four pocket watches, which was a part of the series that was owned by Mahatma Gandhi. Read more on this news related to 'Zenith'
  • Zenith Aviation Acquires Dornier 328 Turboprop Assets
    Over 1,000 Rotable Parts Purchased From Satena Airline Of Bogota, Colombia Zenith Aviation, an industry-leading aircraft parts supply and logistics support company, has acquired a large quantity of the Dornier 328 turboprop aircraft assets from the airline SATENA, based in Bogota, Colombia. Read more on this news related to 'Zenith'
  • Zenith Minerals to reveal drilling results
    (MENAFN - ProactiveInvestors)Zenith Minerals (ASX:ZNC) has been granted a trading halt pending details of drilling results for the Develin Creek copper-zinc-gold-silver project loc... Read more on this news related to 'Zenith'

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