Perigree

n. The point in its orbit when a planet or satellite (usually the moon) is nearest to Earth.


Synonyms- path, pattern, trajectory

Antonyms- apogee, apex, climax

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The moon's perigee make it seem very large since it is closer to Earth.
The super moon is seen during the moon's perigee and this happened last year at the same time as the summer solstice.


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