Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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From the Astronomical Dictionary

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ekleiptikos = [Greek] belonging to an eclipse

Ecliptical means that it has something to do with the ecliptic. In the ecliptic coordinate system, positions in the sky are indicated with the ecliptic longitude and latitude. The latitude is measured relative to the ecliptic, and the longitude relative to the vernal equinox.