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The point in an orbit around the moon where the orbiting body is farthest from the moon.
[apo- + Latin lūna, moon; see lune.]
[C20: from apo- + -lune, from Latin lūna moon]
the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon.
[1965–70; apo- + -lune < Latin lūna moon]
in an orbit around a moon, the point furthest from the moon. Cf. perilune.See also: Astronomy
the farthest point from the moon in a lunar orbit, as that of a spacecraft. Also called apocynthion.See also: Planets
The point in an orbit of the Moon at which the orbiting object is farthest from the Moon.