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celestial (adj) of the sky; heavenly; divine; of the world after.

Anything related to the sky is celestial, as against terrestrial, which means, of the earth. Celestial bodies are the Sun, the stars, the planets, and the satellites. Celestial events are the events that happen in the sky and are of astronomical significance, like comets, confluence of planets, and stars, etc.. Celestial also means, divine or godly. Celestial blessings are God's blessings. Celestial joys are the joys which we believe we enjoy in heaven, the seat of God and angels. All religions promise celestial joys as the reward for a virtuous life.

  • The study of the motion of planets and other heavenly bodies is often referred to as celestial mechanics.
  • Jesus Christ, Son of God, is the celestial being who came down from heaven to the earth to save the sinning humanity.
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