The Moon moves around the Earth in an elliptical orbit (the orbit has been exaggerated in this diagram). The Moon is at perigee when it is is closest to the Earth.
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(pr´j), point nearest the earth in the orbit of a body about the earth. See apsis.
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Definition: perigee: The point in its orbit where an Earth satellite is closest to the Earth. Opposite of apogee.
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Perigee and Apogee. These are the minimum and maximum distances from the Earth of a satellite or other body.
Perihelion and Aphelion are the minimum and maximum distances from the Sun of a planet or other body.
Perigee: point in the Moon's orbit when it is nearest to Earth.
Stationary: Object appears motionless in the sky due to the turning point between its direct and retrograde motion.
PERIGEE - The point in a satellite’s or the Moon’s orbit when it is closest to Earth. At this point, the object is moving at its maximum speed (Kepler's Second Law).
perigee -- the point in the orbit of the Moon that is closest to the Earth.
perihelion -- the point in the orbit of the Earth that is closest to the Sun. Currently the Earth reaches perihelion in early January.
The point at which a body in orbit around the Earth most closely approaches the Earth. Perigee is sometimes used with reference to the apparent orbit of the Sun around the Earth.
Perigee. The point where (and when) an object's orbit about the earth in which it is closest to the earth; only applicable to objects orbiting the earth (not to objects orbiting the sun --- a common error).
Perigee The position in a geocentric orbit at which the orbiting object is at its least distance from Earth.
Perihelion The position in a heliocentric orbit at which the orbiting object is at its least distance from the Sun.
The point in its orbit where a satellite or the Moon is nearest the Earth.
The point in its orbit where a planet is nearest the Sun.
The point in the orbit closest to the Earth.
The point in its orbit where a planet is closest to the Sun.
The point in its orbit where the Moon is at its closest to the Earth. Opposite of apogee.
The point in its orbit where a planet is at its closest to the Sun. Opposite of aphelion.
the point in the orbit of the Moon or other satellite at which it is closest to the Earth.
the point in the orbit of a planet or other body where it is closest to the Sun.
Perigee. The position of the Moon in its orbit when it is closest to the Earth.
Perihelion. The position of the Earth (or other planet) in its orbit when it is closest to the Sun.
perigee: The orbital point of closest approach to Earth.
perihelion: The orbital point of closest approach to the sun.
Perigee -- the point of a satellite's orbit closest to Earth (see perihelion, apogee).
Perihelion -- The point in a planet's orbit when it is closest to the Sun (Helios is Greek for Sun). See aphelion, perigee ...
The point in the orbit of the moon or artificial satellite nearest the earth.
The point on an orbit nearest the sun.
Perigees and apogees recur on or near the same calendar dates every four years.
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The point in an objects orbit around the Earth when it is closest to the Earth.
At perigee or apogee, there is NO libration of longitude. Maximum librations are seen about one week AFTER perigee and one week AFTER apogee, each time revealing about 8 degrees of longitude on the Moon's far side.
At perigee, the full Moon is about 14% larger in diameter and 30% brighter than a full Moon at apogee, when it's furthest away. Compared to its average distance, it's 7% larger in diameter and 15% brighter.
Apogee - Perigee Photographic Size Comparison
Aphelion - Perihelion Photographic Size Comparison
Aphelion - Perihelion Dates and Times
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Argument of perigee
progressing by one revolution in 8.85 years
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>"Supermoon" perigee: out of the ordinary, but didn't obtain at time of earthquake-more than a week off still.
>"Supermoon" caused Earthquake? No.
perigee perihelion point in the path of a body orbiting the Sun where it is closest to the Sun.
Perigee and Apogee
The largest separation between the Earth and Moon on its orbit is called apogee and the smallest separation is called perigee.
2616 light years penumbra the incomplete part of a shadow surrounding the umbra perigee the innermost point of a terrestrial orbit perihelion the innermost point of a solar orbit phase the fracton of the illuminated part of the Moon ...
when referring to objects orbiting the Earth the term perigee is used; the term periapsis is used for orbits around other bodies.
peri A prefix meaning near as in perigee. periapsis The orbital point nearest the center of attraction. See orbit. periastron That point of the orbit of one member of a binary star system at which the stars are nearest to each other.
anomalistic month (NASA SP-7, 1965) The average period of revolution of the moon from perigee to perigee, a period of 27 days 13 hours 18 minutes 33.2 seconds.
After launch on an M-V-3 launch vehicle Nozomi was put into an elliptical geocentric parking orbit with a perigee of 340 km and an apogee of 400,000 km.
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