What does perigee mean?

Definitions for perigeeˈpɛr ɪˌdʒi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perigee(noun)

    periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth


  1. perigee(Noun)

    The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is closest to the Earth: the periapsis of an Earth orbiter.

  2. perigee(Noun)

    The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is closest to the planet: the periapsis of any satellite.

  3. perigee(Noun)

    The point, in any trajectory of an object in space, where it is closest to the Earth.

  4. Origin: Via , ultimately from περί + γῆ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perigee(noun)

    alt. of Perigeum

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perigee

    per′i-jē, n. (astron.) the point of the moon's orbit at which it is nearest the earth—opp. to Apogee.—adjs. Perigē′al, Perigē′an. [Gr. peri, near, , the earth.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Perigee

    the point in the orbit of the moon or a planet nearest the earth.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perigee in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perigee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Noah Petro:

    I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon, the difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine. The last time the full moon was this close to Earth was 1948, NASA says. BEHOLD, THE' PILLARS OF DESTRUCTION' The moon only appears full from Earth when our planet is between the sun and the moon. But since the moon’s orbit has an elliptical shape, sometimes it is closer to Earth than other times. Astronomers call the closest-to-the-Earth moment the perigee. What makes November 14 special is that the moon.

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