anomalistic month

NOUN
  1. period between successive perigees; approximately 27.5546 days
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  • The ancient Babylonians found that 223 synodic months, 242 nodical months, and 239 anomalistic months all contained about 6,585 1/3 days, which turns out to be just 11 days in excess of 18 years.
  • The "anomalistic month" is the time occupied by the moon in travelling from its perigee, that is its point of nearest approach to the earth, round to its perigee again. The Astronomy of the Bible An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture
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