perilune

noun
peri·​lune | \ ˈper-ə-ˌlün How to pronounce perilune (audio) \

Definition of perilune

: the point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is nearest to the center of the moon — compare apolune

First Known Use of perilune

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perilune

peri- + Latin luna moon — more at lunar

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“Perilune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perilune. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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