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Definitions and Synonyms of point of periapsis | Another word for point of periapsis | What is point of periapsis?

Definition 1: (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for point of periapsis in the sense of this definition

(point of periapsis is a kind of ...) a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)

(... is a kind of point of periapsis ) periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth

(... is a kind of point of periapsis ) periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun

(... is a kind of point of periapsis ) periapsis in orbit around Jupiter

(... is a kind of point of periapsis ) periapsis in orbit around the moon

(... is part of point of periapsis) the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another

"he plotted the orbit of the moon"

(point of periapsis belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

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