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Aphelion vs. Apogee — What's the Difference?

Aphelion vs. Apogee — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Aphelion and Apogee

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Aphelion

The point on the orbit of a celestial body that is farthest from the sun.
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Apogee

(Astronomy)The point in an orbit around the planet Earth where the orbiting body is farthest from the planet.
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Aphelion

The point in the elliptical orbit of a comet, planet, or other astronomical object, where it is farthest from the Sun.
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Apogee

The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
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Aphelion

That point of a planet's or comet's orbit which is most distant from the sun, the opposite point being the perihelion.
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Apogee

The farthest or highest point; the apex:"The golden age of American sail, which began with the fast clipper ships in 1848, reached its apogee in the Gold Rush years"(Los Angeles Times).
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Aphelion

Apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun
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Apogee

(astronomy) The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is farthest from the Earth: the apoapsis of an Earth orbiter.
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Apogee

The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is farthest from the planet: the apoapsis of any satellite.
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Apogee

The point, in any trajectory of an object in space, where it is farthest from the Earth.
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Apogee

(figuratively) The highest point.
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Apogee

That point in the orbit of the moon which is at the greatest distance from the earth.
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Apogee

Fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination.
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Apogee

A final climactic stage;
Their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development
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Apogee

Apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth
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