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anomalistic month

Syllabification: a·nom·a·lis·tic month
Pronunciation: /əˌnäməˌlistik ˈmənTH
 
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Definition of anomalistic month in English:

noun

A month measured between successive perigees of the moon (approximately 27 1/2 days).
Example sentences
  • 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.

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