perigee

(Noun)

Definition

The point in its orbit when a planet or a satellite is nearest the earth

Synonyms

Periapsis

Orbit

Revolution

Antonyms

Apogee

Apoapsis

Point of Apoapsis


Sentences

1. The astronomer was horrified as his microscope did not work on the night of the perigee.

2. In many nature-based religions, devotees pray on the day of the perigee.

#LookUp: Lunar Perigee