Just as Egyptian fighter jets are orbiting Cairo in a show of strength, the Iranian air force did the same in early February 1979.
Small red stars vastly outnumber their larger cousins, and the new exoplanet is orbiting one of those.
THE UFO Australian pilot reports something “just orbiting on top of me” before vanishing.
Two ships which had been orbiting the planet also changed course and started out.
Now, Herc, on the air, you're orbiting the fourth planet of a sun.
The ship swung down into the cloud layer; floating wisps of gray vapor streamed past the orbiting Cavour.
High precision electronic eyes placed on orbiting satellites picked up the firing of the rocket and the launch parameters.
Dane rode out the orbiting in the Com-tech's seat, listening in for the first warning of danger—that they had been detected.
He might have time to collect all the orbiting cargo before he got dangerously close to spillthrough.
The moon's dark side was explored, due to the unknown hazards involved, during the orbiting process.
late 14c., "the eye socket," from Old French orbite or directly from Medieval Latin orbita, transferred use of Latin orbita "wheel track, beaten path, rut, course, orbit" (see orb). Astronomical sense first recorded 1690s in English; it was in classical Latin, revived in Gerard of Cremona's translation of Avicenna.
1946, from orbit (n.). Related: Orbited; orbiting.
orbit or·bit (ôr'bĭt)
See orbital cavity.
In astronomy, the path followed by an object revolving around another object, under the influence of gravitation (see satellite). In physics, the path followed by an electron within an atom. The planets follow elliptical orbits around the sun (see ellipse).
Note: Informally, something is “in orbit” when its actions are controlled by an external agency or force: “The countries of eastern Europe were once in the orbit of the Soviet Union.”