apocynthion


apocynthion
The point in an orbit around the Moon that is most distant from that body

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  • apocynthion — [ap΄ō sin′thē än΄, ap΄ō sin′thēən; ap΄əsin′thē än] n. the point farthest from the moon in the orbit of a lunar satellite * * * …   Universalium

  • apocynthion — [ap΄ō sin′thē än΄, ap΄ō sin′thēən; ap΄əsin′thē än] n. the point farthest from the moon in the orbit of a lunar satellite …   English World dictionary

  • apocynthion — /æpəˈsɪnθiən/ (say apuh sintheeuhn) noun the point of a satellite s orbit about the moon most distant from the moon. Compare pericynthion. {apo + Cynth(ia) the goddess of the moon + ion} …   Australian English dictionary

  • apocynthion —   n. point in an orbit of the moon which is farthest from the moon s centre …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Apsis — For the architectural term, see Apse. Aphelion and Perihelion redirect here. For Edenbridge s Album, see Aphelion (album). Apogee and Perigee redirect here. For the literary journal, see Perigee: Publication for the Arts. For other uses, see… …   Wikipedia

  • Apollo 8 — Infobox Space mission mission name = Apollo 8 insignia = Apollo 8 patch.png command module = CM 103 mass 28,817 kg service module = SM 103 lunar module = Lunar Test Article (LTA B) mass 9,026 kg booster = Saturn V SA 503 crew size = 3 launch pad …   Wikipedia

  • pericynthion — /pɛriˈsɪnθiən/ (say peree sintheeuhn) noun the point of a satellite s orbit about the moon closest to the moon (opposed to apocynthion) …   Australian English dictionary

  • ap|o|lune — «AP uh loon», noun. that point in the orbit of a body about the moon where it is farthest from the center of the moon; apocynthion; aposelenium. ╂[< apo + French lune moon] …   Useful english dictionary

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