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right' ascen'sion



Astron.
the arc of the celestial equator measured eastward from the vernal equinox to the foot of the great circle passing through the celestial poles and a given point on the celestial sphere, expressed in degrees or hours.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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