galactic equator: Meaning and Definition of

galac'tic equa'tor

Pronunciation: [key]
— Astron. Astron.
  1. the great circle on the celestial sphere that is equidistant from the galactic poles, being inclined approximately 62° to the celestial equator and lying about one degree north of the center line of the Milky Way. Also called
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