Definitions for "Diurnal motion"
The daily motion of the sky. It appears that the daily motion is due to the rotation of the celestial sphere.  Today we realize that this apparent motion is actually due to the rotation of the earth.
the apparent daily motion caused by the Earth's rotation, of celestial bodies across the sky from east to west. UT1: the predicted value of the difference between UT1 and UTC, transmitted in code on broadcast time signals: UT1= UT1-UTC. (See Universal Time; Coordinated Universal Time.)
the apparent daily rotation of the heavens from east to west; an effect of Earth's rotation about its axis