point of apoapsis
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|Noun||1.||point of apoapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited|
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
apogee - apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth
aphelion - apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun
apojove - apoapsis in orbit around Jupiter
celestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
celestial orbit, orbit - the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"