ascending node definition

  • adjective:
    • having, that node of moon or a planet wherein it passes the ecliptic to continue northward. Additionally, it is called the northern node.
  • noun:
    • the node at which the body is passing northerly, marked with the symbol ☊, called the Dragon's head. Called also northern node.
    • the point where an orbit crosses the ecliptic jet going north

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