vicinity has definitions from the field of geography
[ noun ] (geography) a surrounding or nearby region


"the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville" "it is a rugged locality" "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"

Used in print

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

It is also possible that some of the dust in the vicinity of the Earth originated from meteoritic impacts upon the moon .