Origin of apogee
Examples from the Web for apogee
We missed the apogee of the hippie revolution becoming something more serious.
Winehouse laid down the track in her attic studio in 2009, at the apogee of her hard-partying ways.Amy Winehouse's Soul-Searing Final Album, 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures'|Chris Lee|December 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It reaches its apogee in Bodrum, since nowhere in Turkey is the produce and seafood fresher or more abundant.
The apogee of all this dressing came on December 23, 1908, when he formed The Mark Twain Corporation.
An irregularity in the motion of a planet by which it deviates from the aphelion or apogee.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
In the apogee of the river's noose two girls, clearly seen against the silver glooms beyond, were bending over a basket.Guy and Pauline|Compton Mackenzie
The acquisition of this soul marks the apogee of the greatness of a people.
Is the sun or the moon, in apogee or perigee, ascending or descending?
Indeed, it has already set in, even at the moment of the realists' apogee.The Goddess of Atvatabar|William R. Bradshaw
Word Origin for apogee
"point at which the moon is farthest from the earth," 1590s, from French apogée, from Latin apogaeum, from Greek apogaion, neuter adjective, "away from the earth," a term from Ptolemaic astronomy, from apo "off, away" (see apo-) + gaia/ge "earth" (see Gaia). Adjective forms are apogeal, apogean.
In astronomy, the point during the orbit of a satellite, such as the moon, at which it is farthest from the body being orbited. For planets in the solar system orbiting the sun, their farthest point from the sun is referred to as aphelion.