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polar cusp
  تیزه‌ی ِ قطبی   
tize-ye qotbi

Fr.: cuspide polaire   

An area in the Earth's → magnetosphere, where the → magnetosheath plasma has direct access to the → ionosphere.

polar; → cusp.

polar day
  روز ِ قطبی   
ruz-e qotbi (#)

Fr.: jour polaire   

In polar regions, the portion of the year when the Sun is continuously in the sky. Its length changes from twenty hours at the Arctic/Antarctic Circle (latitude 66°33' N or S) to 186 days at the North/South Pole.

polar; → day.

polar distance
  دورای ِ قطبی   
durâ-ye qotbi

Fr.: distance polaire   

The angular distance of an object from a celestial pole. It is equal to 90° minus the object's declination.

polar; → distance.

polar equation
  هموگش ِ قطبی   
hamugeš-e qotbi

Fr.: équation polaire   

An equation for a curve written in terms of the → polar coordinates.

polar; → equation.

polar faculae
  پریسک‌های ِ قطبی   
periskhâ-ye qotbi

Fr.: facules polaires   

Solar faculae occurring in regions of high heliographic latitudes. They are smaller than the main-zone faculae; their shape is point-like or oval. Their lifetimes range from a few minutes to some hours, but the decisive difference from the main-zone faculae lies in their activity cycle. When spots and faculae of the main zone are at minimum, the polar faculae have their maximum activity, and vice versa.

polar; → facula.

polar molecule
  مولکول ِ قطبی   
molekul-e qotbi

Fr.: molécule polaire   

A molecule in which the centers of positive and negative charge distribution do not converge and therefore has a mostly positive charge on one side and a mostly negative charge on the other. Different atoms around a central atom will always be polar molecules. Some polar molecules are H2O, HF, COS, and CH3Cl. Polar molecules are characterized by a → dipole moment.

polar; → molecule.

polar motion
  جنبش ِ قطبی   
jonbeš-e qotbi

Fr.: mouvement du pôle   

The irregularly varying motion of the Earth's pole of rotation with respect to the Earth's crust.

polar; → motion.

polar night
  شب ِ قطبی   
šab-e qotbi

Fr.: nuit polaire   

In polar regions, the portion of the year when the Sun does not rise above the horizon. Its length changes from twenty hours at the Arctic/Antarctic Circle (latitude 66°33' N or S) to 179 days at the North/South Pole.

polar; → day.

polar orbit
  مدار ِ قطبی   
madâr-e qotbi (#)

Fr.: orbite polaire   

A spacecraft orbit that passes over, or close to, the geographic poles of the Earth or some other solar system object.

polar; → orbit.

polar orbiting satellite
  ماهواره با مدار ِ قطبی   
mâhvâré bâ madâr-e qotbi

Fr.: satellite en orbite polaire   

A satellite that revolves around the Earth in an almost north-south orbit, passing close to both poles. The orbits are sun synchronous, allowing the satellite to cross the equator at the same local time each day. These satellites orbit at a height of 830-880 km and take about 100 minutes to complete a turn around the Earth.

polar; → orbit; → satellite.

polar plume
  پرک ِ قطبی   
parrak-e qotbi

Fr.: plume polaire   

A coronal feature of the Sun, which appears as long, thin streamers that project outward from the Sun's north and south poles

polar; → plume.

polar wind
  باد ِ قطبی   
bâd-e qotbi

Fr.: vent polaire   

1) The → solar wind occurring at high latitudes during low → solar activity as a fast (around 750 km s-1) and relatively steady flow. A remarkable feature of the polar wind is the ubiquitous presence of an intense flow of → Alfvénic fluctuations.
2) One of the two main wind components in → B[e] stars. The pole is hotter than the equator due to the → gravity darkening effect leading to a relatively fast, low-density wind driven by Fe IV lines. The other component is the → equatorial wind. The mechanism put forward to explain this wind morphology is the rotationally induced → bistability mechanism.
3) An extremely cold wind blowing from the north or south polar regions of the Earth.

polar; → wind.

polarimetric
  قطبش‌سنجی، قطبش‌سنجیک   
qotbešsanji, qotbešsanjik

Fr.: polarimétrique   

Of or relating to → polarimetry.

polarimetry; → -ic.

polarimetry
  قطبش‌سنجی   
qotbešsanji

Fr.: polarimétrie   

The measurement of the → polarization state of light, usually through the use of a polarimeter.

From polari, from → polarization + → -metry.

Polaris
  ستاره‌ی ِ قطبی، جدی، میخ ِ گاه   
setâre-ye qotbi, jodey, mix-e gâh

Fr.: étoile polaire   

The brightest star associated with the → north celestial pole. Polaris, also called the Pole Star, is a → triple system lying at about 433 → light-years (133 → parsecs) from the Earth. It is not exactly located on the Earth → rotation axis, because an → angular distance of 42 degrees (about 1.4 lunar diameter) separates it from the true north pole. The main star, Polaris Aa (→ visual magnitude about 2), is a variable → pulsating star of type → Cepheid. It is a hot, blue F7 Ib → supergiant star having a → luminosity about 1,260 times that of the Sun. It has a mass of 5.4 Msun, a radius of 37.5 Rsun, and a → surface temperature of 6,015 K. The close companion Ab apparent magnitude 9.2) is only 0''.17 (about 18.5 → astronomical units) from Polaris A. It was discovered in 1929 through examining the spectrum of Polaris A. It orbits Aa every 29.59 years. Ab is a → main sequence star of → spectral type F6 V. It has a mass of 1.26 Msun, a radius of 1.04 Rsun, and a luminosity of 3 Lsun. The third component, Polaris B (visual magnitude 8.7), is separated from A by 18.2 arc sec, corresponding to approximately 2,400 AU. It was first noticed by William Herschel in 1780. Polaris B is a main sequence star of type F3 V with a mass 1.39 Msun, a radius 1.8 Rsun, a luminosity of 3.9 Lsun, and a surface temperature of 6,900 K. Due to the → precession of equinoxes, the direction that Earth's axis points at changes slowly with time. Hence, Polaris has not always been, nor will it always be, the Pole Star. Polaris is actually drawing closer to the pole and in 2100 it will be as close to it as it ever will come, just 27.15 arc-minutes or slightly less than the Moon's apparent diameter. It will continue its reign as the North Star for many centuries to come. Historically, around 400 B.C., during Plato's time the nearest star to the Pole star was → Kochab (β Ursae Minoris). Some 4,600 years ago, when the Egyptians constructed the Pyramids, the Pole star was → Thuban (α Draconis). In 2,000 years the star → Errai (γ Cephei) will become the Pole Star. And around the year 14,000, Earth's axis will point reasonably close to the star → Vega, the fifth brightest star in the sky.

Mod.L. short for stella polaris "the pole star," → polar.

Setâre-ye qotbi "polar star," from setâré, → star, + qotbi, → polar.
Jodey, from Ar. Judaiy.
Mix-e gâh, Mid.Pers. name of the star, literally "the nail (peg) of time/place," from mix, → nail, + gâh "time; place," → origin.

polarity
  قطبیگی   
qotbigi

Fr.: polarité   

1) Physics: The condition, in a system, of having opposite characteristics at different points, especially positive or negative with respect to electric charge or magnetic properties.
2) Chemistry: A property of a molecule caused by unsymmetrical charge distribution.

From → polar + → -ity.

polarity epoch
  زیمه‌ی ِ قطبیگی   
zime-ye qotbigi

Fr.: époque de polarité   

The time during which the Earth's magnetic field was of a single polarity; an interval of time between reversals of Earth's magnetic field.

polarity; → epoch.

polarity event
  رویداد ِ قطبیگی   
ruydâd-e qotbigi

Fr.: événement de polarité   

A specific event in the history of Earth's magnetic field. Usually used in reference to a specific → polarity reversal.

polarity; → event.

polarity reversal
  وارونش ِ قطبیگی، واگردانی ِ ~   
v âruneš-e qotbigi, vâgardâni-ye ~

Fr.: inversion de polarité   

1) A change in the → polarity of Earth's magnetic field in which the north magnetic pole becomes the south magnetic pole and vice versa. Also known as geomagnetic reversal or magnetic reversal. Earth's magnetic field has reversed many times in the past and the time intervals between these changes are known as → polarity epochs.
2) The change in the polarity of the → solar magnetic field with the ending of each → solar activity cycle so that the North magnetic pole becomes the South and vice versa.

polarity; → reversal.

polarizable
  قطبش‌پذیر   
qotbeš-pazir

Fr.: polarisable   

Able to be polarized.

polaize; → -able.

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