Perigee

Taylor Kerr

Definition

The point in its orbit when a planet satellite (usually the moon) is nearest the earth

Part of Speech

Noun

Synonyms

  • Rotation
  • Trajectory
  • Pattern

Antonyms

  • Apogee
  • apoapsis
  • point of apoapsis

Sentences

  • Scientists can track the perigee of the moon to know exactly when it is closest to Earth.
  • To find out how far away a planet is away from earth, scientists can observe its perigee of when it was closet to earth.
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