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Perigee

Jul 26, 2016 12:19 IST

    Meaning: Periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth

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    Image Source: www.astro-analyst.com

    The lunar cycle and its perigee can be observed through telescope.

    Pronunciation: per-i-jee

    Usage/Example: 1. Because the Moon is near perigee with a diameter of 32′ that evening, it either occults one and narrowly misses the other (Source: Sky & Telescope)

    2. The Raspberry Moon wanes throughout the week ahead, reaching perigee (its position closest to Earth) on July 1 (Source: WYSO)

    3. Scientists say that in 2096, the object will reach its perigee (closest approach to Sun) within 5 billion kilometers from the Sun. (Source: The TeCake)

    Synonyms and Antonyms: Perigee

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