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The point in an orbit around the planet Jupiter where the orbiting body is closest to the planet.

[peri- + Jove (on the model of perigee).]
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Noun1.perijove - periapsis in orbit around Jupiter
periapsis, point of periapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
apojove - apoapsis in orbit around Jupiter
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Juno loops around Jupiter once every 53 days, whizzing in for a closest approach, or perijove, of about 4,300 km (2,700 miles) above the cloudtops.
Juno reached perijove - the point at which a satellite's orbit comes closest to Jupiter's center - on July 10 at 9:55 p.m.
Conjunctions (at which the bodies have the same longitude) always occur at the same position of Io's orbit (its perijove).
18), and its "public outreach" camera, JunoCam, started imaging at the first perijove (closest approach to the planet) 7% weeks later.