Perilune meaning

pĕrĭ-lo͝on
(astronomy) The point of an elliptical lunar orbit where the distance between the satellite and the Moon is at its minimum.
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The point in an orbit around the moon where the orbiting body is closest to the moon.
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The orbital point nearest to the moon of an artificial satellite launched from, and in orbit around, the moon.
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The point at which an object orbiting the Moon, such as an artificial satellite, is closest to the Moon's center.
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Origin of perilune

  • peri– Latin lūna moon lune

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From peri- (“near") + Latin lÅ«na (“moon").

    From Wiktionary