first point of Aries
One of the two places in the heavens when the great circle of the ecliptic crosses the celestial equator.

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  • First Point of Aries — the vernal equinox. * * * first point of Aries The intersection of celestial equator and ecliptic passed by the sun in spring in the northern hemisphere, now actually in Pisces • • • Main Entry: ↑Aries * * * Astronomy the point on the celestial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first point of Aries — The point of intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator (equinoctial) at which the sun is moving from a south to north declination. Also known as the spring equinox or the vernal equinox. It is denoted by the symbol γ. See also… …   Aviation dictionary

  • First Point of Aries — the vernal equinox. * * * …   Universalium

  • first point of Aries — noun the vernal equinox (def. 2) of the Northern Hemisphere …   Australian English dictionary

  • first point of Libra — The point of intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator (equinoctial) when the sun is moving from the north to the south direction. It is denoted by the symbol λ. Also called autumnal equinox. See first point of Aries and ecliptic …   Aviation dictionary

  • Aries, first point of — The point of the equinoctial where the sun moving along the ecliptic passes from south to north direction. Also known as the vernal equinox …   Aviation dictionary

  • Aries — /air eez, ee eez /, n., gen. Arietis /euh ruy i tis/. 1. Astron. the Ram, a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Taurus. 2. Astrol. a. the first sign of the zodiac: the cardinal fire sign. See illus. under zodiac. b. a person born under this …   Universalium

  • Aries — /ˈɛəriz / (say airreez) noun 1. (genitive Arietis /əˈraɪətəs/ (say uh ruyuhtuhs)) a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Taurus. 2. the first sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 21 March; the Ram. 3. → Arian3. –phrase 4. first… …   Australian English dictionary

  • first of aries — Usage: usually capitalized A astronomy : the first point of Aries …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aries Mu — Infobox animanga character name = Aries Mu series = Saint Seiya caption = Aries Mu by Masami Kurumada first = creator = Masami Kurumada voiced by = Shiozawa Kaneto (塩沢 兼人) Takumi Yamazaki (山崎 たくみ) age = 20 gender = Male born = March 27… …   Wikipedia

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