Ascending Node

Science / Astrology / Ascending Node: The zodiacal point at which a planet crosses the ecliptic from south to north. Also called the north node.

Lunar Nodes

Science / Tides and Currents / Lunar Nodes: The points where the plane of the Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic. The point where the Moon crosses in going from south to north is called the ascending node and the point where the crossing is f MORE


Science / Astrology / Nodes: The two points in a planet's orbit which intercept the Earth's path around the sun (otherwise known as the ecliptic). MORE

Node Of Ranvier

Science / Biology / Node Of Ranvier: A gap between two of the Schwann cells that make up an axons myelin sheath; serves as a point for generating a nerve impulse. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Palinode: Singing again): A poem, song, or section of a poem or song in which the poet renounces or retracts his words in an earlier work. Usually this is meant to apologize or counterbalance earlier material. MORE

Node Factor (F)

Science / Tides and Currents / Node Factor (F): A factor depending upon the longitude of the Moon's node which, when applied to the mean coefficient of a tidal constituent, will adapt the same to a particular year for which predictions are to be ma MORE

Planetary Node

Science / Astrology / Planetary Node: The point at which a planet's path intersects the ecliptic; declination, 0°. The term is usually reserved for nodes other than the Moon's Nodes. MORE