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    • the idea nearest sunlight into the orbit of…
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perihelion definition

  • noun:
    • the idea nearest sunlight into the orbit of a planet or other celestial human anatomy.
    • the idea in elliptical orbit of a planet or comet an such like. in which it really is nearest into sunlight.
    • the period of orbit of a planet or comet that will be nearest towards sunlight; -- opposed to aphelion.
    • the period associated with the orbit of a planet or comet which it really is at its least distance from sunshine: in opposition to aphelion.
    • periapsis in solar orbit; the idea in orbit of a planet or comet in which it really is nearby to the sunshine
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