apolune

apolune

[ap-uh-loon]
noun Aerospace.
the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon.
Compare perilune.


Origin:
1965–70; apo- + -lune < Latin lūna moon, on the model of apogee, etc.

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apolune (ˈæpəˌluːn)
 
n
apocynthion Compare perilune the point in a lunar orbit when a spacecraft is at its greatest distance from the moon
 
[C20: from apo- + -lune, from Latin lūna moon]

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apolune   (āp'ə-ln')  Pronunciation Key 
The point at which an object orbiting the Moon, such as an artificial satellite, is farthest from the Moon's center.
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