Declination facts for kids
Declination (abbrev. dec or δ) is a word used in astronomy to describe one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. Dec is comparable to latitude, projected onto the celestial sphere, and is measured in degrees north and south of the celestial equator.
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The night sky, divided into two halves. Declination (blue) begins at the equator (green) and is positive northward (towards the top), negative southward (towards the bottom). The lines of declination (blue) divide the sky into small circles, here 15° apart.
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