periselene


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Related to periselene: aposelene
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Noun1.periselene - periapsis in orbit around the moon
periapsis, point of periapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
apolune, aposelene - apoapsis in orbit around the moon
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To use analogous expressions, with which the astronomers' language is enriched, if the projectile remains as a satellite of the moon, we must say that it is in its "aposelene" at its farthest point, and in its "periselene" at its nearest.