Weather Fundamentals

Terms to Know

What is the azimuth

Used in navigation and in reporting the position of stars, planets, and other celestial bodies, the azimuth is the number of degrees between the direction of North (0°) and the direction in which the object is viewed from the perspective of the observer. In more mathematical terms, it is the angle between two vertical planes, one formed between the observer and the object observed, and the other formed by the observer and true North.


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