Perigee; noun.

the point in a satellite's orbit when it is nearest to earth

Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. path
  2. pattern
  3. trajectory

  • non-orbital
  • resistance
  • zero gravity


1. When a perigee occurs with a satellite, it is easiest to see earth because it is the closest point it will ever be while in orbit.

2. The boy was like a perigee compared to the rest of the class considering that he couldn't get much closer to the board.

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Explaining the "Full Moon at Perigee" Phenomenon, Philippines in Focus