Overview

apsides


'apsides' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The two points in an astronomical orbit that lie closest to (periapsis) and farthest from ( apoapsis) the centre of gravitational attraction. The line of apsides is the straight line that joins the two apsides. If the orbit is elliptical the line of apsides is the major axis of the ellipse.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Physics.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.