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Quadrature (astronomy)

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Quadrature (astronomy)

In astronomy, quadrature is the aspect of a heavenly body in which it makes a right angle with the direction of the Sun. It is applied especially to the apparent position of a superior planet, or of the Moon at first and last quarters.


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Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Astronomical Symbols.

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