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aphelion

a·phe·li·on

 (ə-fē′lē-ən, ăp-hē′-)
n. pl. a·phe·li·a (-lē-ə)
The point on the orbit of a celestial body that is farthest from the sun.

[From New Latin aphēlium : Greek apo-, apo- + Greek hēlios, sun; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.]

aphelion

(æpˈhiːlɪən; əˈfiː-)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Astronomy) the point in its orbit when a planet or comet is at its greatest distance from the sun. Compare perihelion
[C17: from New Latin aphēlium (with pseudo-Greek ending -ion) from ap- + Greek hēlios sun]
apˈhelian adj

a•phe•li•on

(əˈfi li ən, əˈfil yən, æpˈhi li ən)

n., pl. a•phe•li•a (əˈfi li ə, əˈfil yə, æpˈhi li ə)
the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the sun. Compare perihelion.
[1650–60; Hellenized form of New Latin aphēlium < Greek *aphḗlion (diástēma) off-sun (distance), neuter of *aphḗlios (adj.) =ap- ap-2 + -hēlios, adj. derivative of hḗlios sun. See apogee]
a•phe′li•an, adj.
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aphelion

a·phe·li·on

(ə-fē′lē-ən)
The point farthest from the sun in the orbit of a body, such as a planet or a comet, that travels around the sun.

aphelion

the point in the orbit of a heavenly body where it is farthest from the sun. Cf. perihelion.
See also: Astronomy
the point in the orbit of a heavenly body where it is farthest from the sun. See also perihelion.
See also: Planets

aphelion

The point in a planet’s orbit at which it is farthest from the Sun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphelion - apoapsis in solar orbitaphelion - apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun
apoapsis, point of apoapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
perihelion - periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun
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But this heat, which is sufficient to evaporate the waters, would have formed a thick ring of cloud, which would have modified that excessive temperature; hence the compensation between the cold of the aphelion and the heat of the perihelion.
Hence the immense benefit of party in politics, as it reveals faults of character in a chief, which the intellectual force of the persons, with ordinary opportunity and not hurled into aphelion by hatred, could not have seen.
local time and marvel at the fact that the ringed planet is at aphelion, the farthest it has been from the Sun since 1959.
While Mercury's distance from the sun's centre is 46 million kilometres at perihelion (nearest point), its distance will be 70 million kilometres at aphelion (outermost point).
Mercury reaches the aphelion point in its orbit around the sun every 88 days, and the next time it does so will be on April 23, Dr Marzouk added.
JULY 6 - EARTH AT APHELION The second point in the Earth's orbit where it is closest to the sun (see Earth at Perihelion).
Some other notable astronomical events for July include the Earth's position at aphelion in its orbit.
Despite strong opposition from the athletics federation of India, SAI gave Inderjeet the nod in November last year to train at the Aphelion Athletics Club in Pennsylvania.
JULY: Earth reaches aphelion, its annual point farthest from the sun, on the 4th.
The obtained results from Aphelion Dev software have been shown in the table 1 and 2.
He concluded that during the aphelion season (solar longitude Ls between 0[degrees] and 180[degrees]), dust opacity is low and presents low interannual variability; in contrast, during the perihelion season (solar longitude Ls between 180[degrees] and 360[degrees]) the atmosphere is dustier and presents higher interannual variability.
The new financing includes equity participation from existing investors Stanmore Medical Investments, Aphelion Capital and other existing private partners, and the establishment of a new debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank, company executives said.