Translation of perihelion in Spanish:


perihelio, n.

Pronunciation /ˌpɛrɪˈhiːlɪən//ˌpɛrəˈhiliən/

nounPlural perihelia

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    perihelio masculine
    • For objects orbiting Earth, periapsis and apoapsis are known as perigee and apogee; for objects orbiting the Sun, these locations are known as perihelion and aphelion.
    • This affects the climate because the influx of solar energy to our planet would then vary between perihelion and aphelion by a larger proportion than at present.
    • The radius vector is shortest when the planet is at perihelion and longest at aphelion.
    • The problem involved the advance of the perihelion of the planet Mercury.
    • He calculated to within a month the return in 1759 of Halley's comet to its perihelion (closest point to the Sun).