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  1. periapsis, point of periapsisnoun

    (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited

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  1. point of periapsis

    The point of periapsis is the point in the orbit of a celestial body where it is nearest to its orbital focus, often a star, planet, or moon. It applies to any object in an elliptical orbit, including planets, comets, and spacecraft. The term is derived from the Greek words "peri" (near) and "apsis" (orbit). Another more specific terms, like perihelion or perigee, differ depending on the object being orbited - perihelion refers to the closest point to the Sun, and perigee refers to the closest point to the Earth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of point of periapsis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of point of periapsis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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