Fr.: nœud ascendant
The point in an orbit where the orbiting body crosses a reference plane, such as the ecliptic or the celestial equator, going from south to north. The celestial longitude of the ascending node is one of the elements of the orbit. → descending node.
Ascending, from ascend, from L. ascendere "to climb up," from ad- "to" + scandere "to climb." Node, from L. nodus "knot".
Gereh "knot," from Mid.Pers. grih "knot." Farâzeši, relating to farâzeš "ascension," from farâzidan "to ascend," from farâz "up, upon, upward, aloft."
longitude of ascending node
derežnâ-ye gereh-e farâzeši
Fr.: longitude du nœud ascendant
One of the → orbital elements used to specify the orbit of an object in space. It is the angle from the reference direction, called the origin of longitude, to the direction of the → ascending node, measured in the reference plane.