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Plural of: The point in the orbit of a planet or comet at which it is nearest to the sun.

Usage examples (19)
  • As it looks now, you would think there are two perihelia and two aphelia...
  • Nibiru, should be somewhere 1,5billion km from us because it's proximity to perihelia, circa as far as Saturn.
  • The sun on the center of your screen, on the very left edge of your screen, that's what we like to call a sun dog or a perihelia.
  • Considered from a scientific point of view, some of the gravest errors into which the author has fallen are the suppositions, that the perihelia and nodes of the... for more
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