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The point in an orbit around the moon where the orbiting body is closest to the moon.
[peri- + Latin lūna, moon; see lune.]
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[C20: from peri- + -lune, from Latin lūna moon]
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the point in a lunar orbit that is nearest to the moon.
[1955–60; peri- + -lune < Latin lūna moon]
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in orbit around a moon, the point nearest the moon. Cf. apolune.See also: Astronomy
the closest point to the moon in a lunar orbit, as that of a spacecraft. Also called pericynthion.See also: Planets
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