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SB 5.22.6

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


atha ca yāvatārdhena nabho-vīthyāṁ pracarati taṁ kālam ayanam ācakṣate


atha—now; ca—also; yāvatā—by as long as; ardhena—half; nabhaḥ-vīthyām—in outer space; pracarati—the sun moves; tam—that; kālam—time; ayanam—ayana; ācakṣate—is said.


Thus the time the sun takes to rotate through half of outer space is called an ayana, or its period of movement [in the north or in the south].

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