Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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From the Astronomical Dictionary

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anoomalia = [Grieks] deviation, roughness

In astronomy, anomalistic means that it has something to do with the apsides of the orbit of a celestial body. The anomalistic month is the time between two passages of the Moon through its perigee.