Definitions of apoapsis
n (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
- point of apoapsis
periapsis, point of periapsis
(astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
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apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth
apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun
apoapsis in orbit around Jupiter
apoapsis in orbit around the moon
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a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)