Science / Astrology / Declination: The term that describes the distance in degrees a planet lies north or south of the celestial equator. The maximum declination of the Sun is reached at the Tropic of Cancer (north declination) and Tropic of Capricorn (south), 23°27'. Planets that occupy the same degree and direction of declination are parallel; those that occupy the same numerical degree but lie in opposite directions relative to the celestial equator are in contaparallel.

Declinational Reduction

Science / Tides and Currents / Declinational Reduction: A processing of observed high and low waters or flood and ebb tidal currents to obtain quantities depending upon changes in the declination of the Moon; such as tropic ranges or speeds, height or spee MORE

Magnetic Declination

Science / Geology / Magnetic Declination: The horizontal angular difference between True North and Magnetic North. MORE

Tropic Tides

Science / Tides and Currents / Tropic Tides: Tides occurring semi-monthly when the effect of the Moon's maximum declination is greatest. At these times there is a tendency for an increase in the diurnal range. The tidal datums pertaining to the MORE