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a·po·lune

 (ăp′ə-lo͞on′)
n.
The point in an orbit around the moon where the orbiting body is farthest from the moon.

[apo- + Latin lūna, moon; see lune.]

apolune

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

ap•o•lune

(ˈæp əˌlun)

n.
the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon.
[1965–70; apo- + -lune < Latin lūna moon]

apolune

in an orbit around a moon, the point furthest from the moon. Cf. perilune.
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the farthest point from the moon in a lunar orbit, as that of a spacecraft. Also called apocynthion.
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apolune

The point in an orbit of the Moon at which the orbiting object is farthest from the Moon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apolune - apoapsis in orbit around the moonapolune - apoapsis in orbit around the moon  
apoapsis, point of apoapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
perilune, periselene - periapsis in orbit around the moon