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SB 5.22.6

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 6

atha ca yāvatārdhena nabho-vīthyāṁ pracarati taṁ kālam ayanam ācakṣate


SYNONYMS

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.


TRANSLATION

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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