Definition of anomalistic month in English:
A month measured between successive perigees of the moon (approximately 27 1/2 days).
- The anomalistic month is the average interval between successive passages of the moon through its perigee.
- The time between consecutive perigees or apogees, the anomalistic month, is 27.56 days.
- This relation between synodic months and anomalistic months of the Moon was known to Babylonian astronomers, who used it to predict the return of lunar and solar eclipses.
Definition of anomalistic month in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.