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Glossery

a·phe·li·on (-fl-n, -flyn)

 

 

NOUN:
pl. a·phe·li·a (-l-)
The point on the orbit of a celestial body that is farthest from the sun.

 

   
Perihelion
per·i·he·li·on (pr-hl-n, -hlyn)
 
  NOUN:
pl. per·i·he·li·a (-hl-, -hly)
The point nearest the sun in the orbit of a planet or other celestial body