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A mix and match glossary for some of the astronomical terms appearing in this wiki

Altitude Angular height from the Horizon, of an object in the sky.

Azimuth Drop a perpendicular from an object in the sky,to the Horizon and mark this point P. The angle made while starting from the direction North and moving eastwards until the point P is reached, is the Azimuth of the celestial object in the sky.

Horizon The horizontal circle formed by moving North-East-South-West along the kshitij where the Earth meets the sky, is the Horizon.

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