The direction in the sky (in → Columba) away from which the
Sun seems to be moving (at a speed of 19.4 km/s) relative to general field stars
in the Galaxy.
Antapex from L. ant-, → anti-
"against, opposite," + L. → apex "summit, peak, tip."
Pâdcakâd from pâd-, → anti- + cakâd
"summit of a mountain; top, crown of the head, top of the forehead,"
from Mid.Pers. cakât "summit," → apex.
The apparent direction (in the constellation → Columbia)
away from which the Sun is moving in its orbit around the center of the Galaxy.
→ solar apex.
→ solar; → antapex.
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