Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of longitude

Translation: longitude

Definition: A distance east or west on the Earth’s surface, measured in degrees from a certain meridian. On maps, lines running between the North and South Poles represent longitudes.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None