from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. south-southwest
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- n. Abbreviation of south-southwest.
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- n. the compass point midway between south and southwest
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Seaspan's common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SSW".
If the shuttle Endeavour meets its scheduled launch time of 20:47 BST on the 29th, there may be a chance for spacewatchers in southern Britain to spot it less than 20 minutes later as it crosses the brightly twilit SSW sky as seen from S England.
In fact, we probably need a telescope and a decent chart just to glimpse it near the galaxy's SSW fringe.
The night begins, though, with Venus as a brilliant mag -4.0 evening star in the SSW, its altitude at sunset increasing from 16° to 28° during January so that by the month's end it sets in the W almost four hours after sunset.
To one side is revealed an immense spread of water with its islands and rock-covered shores, white villages, fishermen's huts, the prison building, haciendas, fertile shores covered in maize and chickpea fields, large herds of cattle grazing on the plains, streams shaded by willows and Cinerarias and the snow-capped summit of Colima volcano, which stands out from the mountain range to the SSW.
I am shooting E to W, so I almost always have a gulf wind quartering out of the SSW at 5-15 mph.
Venus, brilliant at mag -3.9, stands only 8° high in the SSW at sunset on the 1st, but this doubles to 16° by the year's end.
Venus, brilliant at mag -3.9, is less than 5° above Britain's SW horizon at sunset at present, but improves to stand almost 8° high in the SSW at sunset on the 30th.
In reality, the Triangle is taller but narrower and through it flows the Milky Way as it arches over the sky from Sagittarius in the SSW to Auriga in the NNE.
First round is on SSW [Top of the Hill, 319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE].