Origin of perigee
OTHER WORDS FROM perigeeper·i·ge·al, per·i·ge·an, adjective
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How to use perigee in a sentence
Falcon 9’s second stage deployed the satellites into their intended orbit, with a perigee of approximately 210 kilometers above Earth, and each satellite achieved controlled flight.Solar Storm Knocks 40 SpaceX Satellites Out of the Sky, After the Company Ignored Scientists' Warnings|Jeffrey Kluger|February 10, 2022|Time
An habitual liar's nearest approach to truth: the perigee of his eccentric orbit.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
It was a remarkable eclipse in that the Moon was within 13° of perigee and the Sun only 2° from apogee.The Story of Eclipses|George Chambers
The Babylonians knew of the inequality in the daily motion of the sun, but misplaced by 10 the perigee of his orbit.
He used, however, the old word "perigee" (nearness to the earth) rather than the Newtonian "perihelion" (nearness to the sun).The gradual acceptance of the Copernican theory of the universe|Dorothy Stimson
Where yet he noteth, that according to another Calculation, the Perigee was March 27.