Translation of declination in Spanish:

declination

declinación, n.

Pronunciation /ˌdɛkləˈneɪʃən//ˌdɛklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

Astronomy

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    declinación feminine
    • To calculate the distance we need to know the declination of the sun on a given day.
    • Also every month, the Moon will reach its minimum declination at 18 north or south.
    • Consistently, equinoctial markers and alignments were made to an declination well over half a degree to the north.
    • It's easy enough to gauge an asteroid's longitude and latitude (ascension and declination in astro-speak), but figuring out its current celestial position is tricky.
    • He also determined the latitude and longitude of many stars, and measured the greatest declination of the planet Mercury.