noun, plural a·phe·li·a [uh-fee-lee-uh, uh-feel-yuh, ap-hee-lee-uh]. /əˈfi li ə, əˈfil yə, æpˈhi li ə/.
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Origin of aphelion
OTHER WORDS FROM apheliona·phe·li·an, adjective
Words nearby aphelion
Example sentences from the Web for aphelion
At its perihelion it travels thousands of leagues per minute; at its aphelion it does not pass over more than a few yards.
Suicide increases when the earth is in aphelion, and decreases when it is in perihelion.The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals|Edmund P. Evans
When at aphelion the planets move slower, and when at perihelion they move quicker than at the mean distance.Astrology|Sepharial
When its centre is at the extremity most remote from the sun, or aphelion, it is the summer solstice for the northern hemisphere.The World Before the Deluge|Louis Figuier
The solar tide varies between aphelion and perihelion from 1·9 to 2·1.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge