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Noun: hour angle  awr ang-gul
  1. The angular distance along the celestial equator from the observer's meridian to the hour circle of a given celestial body
  2. (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
    - HA

Derived forms: hour angles

Type of: angular distance, distance

Encyclopedia: Hour angle