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 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'
  • Legendary Zenith Sales Executive Gerald McCarthy Inducted Into Consumer Electronics Hall Of Fame
    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary consumer electronics sales executive Gerald M. McCarthy has been inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. This honor recognizes McCarthy's ... Read more on this news related to 'Zenith'
  • Corinthian Colleges Enters Into Agreement to Sell 56 Everest and WyoTech Campuses to Nonprofit ECMC Group
    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Corinthian Colleges Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Zenith Education Group, Inc. (Zenith), an affiliate of ECMC Group, Inc. (ECMC Group) under which ... Read more on this news related to 'Zenith'

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