Origin of perigee
Examples from the Web for perigee
On the longitude of the perigee of the lunar orbit at the time.Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms|T. Bassnett
Is the sun or the moon, in apogee or perigee, ascending or descending?
Perigee was south of Singapore on the last two passes, but so low I doubt if they got any clear sightings.If at First You Don't...|John Brudy
The point in the moon's orbit nearest the earth is called her perigee; the point furthest from the earth, her apogee.Letters on Astronomy|Denison Olmsted
An habitual liar's nearest approach to truth: the perigee of his eccentric orbit.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for perigee
Word Origin for perigee
Word Origin and History for perigee
"point at which a celestial body is nearest the Earth," 1590s, from Modern Latin perigeum (15c.), from Late Greek peregeion, used by Ptolemy as a noun, properly neuter of adjective perigeios "near the earth," from peri ges, from peri "near" (see peri-) + ges, genitive of ge "earth" (see Gaia).