One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The point in the path of a celestial object orbiting a star at which it is farthest from the star.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William H. Smyth (1788–1865), naval officer and surveyor. From apo- + ancient Greek ἄστρον star, after aphelion.
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