Definitions for "Apsis"
One of the two points of an orbit, as of a planet or satellite, which are at the greatest and least distance from the central body, corresponding to the aphelion and perihelion of a planet, or to the apogee and perigee of the moon. The more distant is called the higher apsis; the other, the lower apsis; and the line joining them, the line of apsides.
In a curve referred to polar coördinates, any point for which the radius vector is a maximum or minimum.
The 2 points at the extremities of eccentric orbit of a planet or satellite, e.g. the moon.
Keywords:  vaulted, altar, domed, recess, east
a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
Same as Apse.