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Appendix I, Continued LIGHT  LIST.—A  publication  tabulating navigational  lights,  with  their  locations, candlepowers,  characteristics,  and  so  forth. LIGHTSHIP.—A  distinctively  marked vessel  anchored  or  moored  at  a  charted point to serve as an aid to navigation. LINE  OF  POSITION  (LOP).—A  line indicating  a  series  of  possible  positions  of a  ship  as  a  result  of  observation  or measurement. LIST  OF  LIGHTS.—A  publication containing  a  description  of  every  light  in the  world  not  located  in  the  United  States or  its  possessions. LOCAL  APPARENT  NOON.—The  instant at  which  the  apparent  (true)  sun  is  over  the upper  branch  of  the  local  meridian. LOCAL   HOUR   ANGLE.—Angular distance  west  of  the  local  celestial meridian;  the  arc  of  the  celestial  equator  or the  angle  at  the  celestial  pole  between  the upper  branch  of  the  local  celestial  meridian and the hour circle of a point on the celestial  sphere,  measured  westward  from the  local  celestial  meridian  through  360°. LOCAL  MEAN  TIME.—The  arc  of  the celestial  equator  or  the  angle  at  the celestial  pole  between  the  lower  branch  of the  local  celestial  meridian  and  the  hour circle  of  the  mean  sun,  measured  westward from  the  lower  branch  of  the  local  celestial meridian  through  24  hours;  local  hour angle  of  the  mean  sun,  expressed  in  time units,  plus  12  hours. LOCUS.—All  possible  positions  of  a  point or  curve  satisfying  stated  conditions. LONGITUDE.—Distance  east  (E)  or  west (W)  of  the  prime  meridian,  which  runs through  Greenwich,  England. LOOKOUT.—A  man  stationed  as  a  visual watch. LORAN.—An  electronic  navigational system  by  which  hyperbolic  lines  of position  are  determined  by  measuring  the difference  in  the  time  of  reception  of synchronized  pulse  signals  from  two  fixed transmitters. LUBBER’S  LINE.—A  reference  line  on any  direction-indicating  instrument, marking  the  reading  that  coincides  with  the heading. LUNAR  TIME.—Time  based  upon  the rotation  of  Earth  relative  to  the  Moon. MAINMAST.—Second  mast  aft  from  the bow. MAIN-TRUCK.—The  highest  part  of  the mainmast. MANEUVERING   BOARD.—A   polar coordinate  plotting  sheet  devised  to facilitate  the  solution  of  problems involving  relative  movement. MANEUVERING  SHIP.—A  ship  the movements  of  which  are  defined  relative  to a  given  ship  called  the  reference  ship. MASTER  STATION.—The  governing  of two  or  more  synchronized  transmitting stations. MASTHEAD.—The  top  of  a  mast. AI-7

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