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Celestial may refer to:


  • Objects or events seen in the sky and the following astronomical terms:
    • Astronomical object, a naturally occurring physical entity, association, or structure that exists in the observable universe
    • Celestia, a 3D astronomy program that allows users to travel through the universe, also known as a celestial body or object
    • Celestial coordinate system, a system for mapping positions on the celestial sphere
    • Celestial mechanics, the branch of astronomy that deals with the motions of celestial objects
    • Celestial navigation, a position-fixing technique that helps sailors cross the oceans
    • Celestial pole, the two points in the sky, north and south, where the projection of a planet's axis of rotation intersects its celestial sphere
    • Celestial sphere, an imaginary sphere concentric with the Earth – all objects in the sky can be thought of as projected upon the celestial sphere
    • Celestial spheres, fundamental entities of the cosmological models developed by Plato, Aristotle, and others



Animal kingdom[edit]

  • Celestial Eye, a breed of goldfish related to the Telescope eye
  • Celestial Parrotlet (Forpus coelestis), also known as Pacific Parrotlet and Lesson's Parrotlet

Games and comics[edit]

Spirituality and religion[edit]

  • Body of light, also referred to as the celestial body, a "quasi material" aspect of the human body, neither solely physical nor spiritual
  • Celestial Church of Christ, an African-initiated church founded 1947 in Benin
  • Related to Heaven
    • Celestial kingdom, the highest of three heavens or heavenly kingdoms in Mormon theology

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