Word of the Day - Aphelion
Aphelion – ae f iy l y ax n
The point in an orbit when a planet is furthest from the sun
The Earth reached its aphelion on June 21st
Astronomy. the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the sun.
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First known use
1650–60; Hellenized form of New Latin aphēlium<Greek *aphḗlion (diástēma) off-sun (distance), neuter of *aphḗlios (adj.), equivalent to ap-ap-2 + hḗli(os) sun + -os adj. suffix.