Geocentric Latitude

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Geocentric Latitude

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Of a position in the earth's surface; the angle between a line to the center of the earth and the plane of the equator. </dd>
Because the earth is approximately an oblate spheroid, rather than a true sphere, this differs from geographic latitude, the maximum difference being 11.6 minutes of arc at latitude 45 degrees. [[/a>|/a> ]]

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use