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Astronomy. the point in the orbit of a heavenly body, especially the moon, or of a man-made satellite at which it is farthest from the earth.
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the highest or most distant point; climax.
the point in its orbit around the earth when the moon or an artificial satellite is at its greatest distance from the earth Compare perigee
the highest point

“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.

The point farthest from Earth’s center in the orbit of the Moon or an artificial satellite.

The point in an orbit that is most distant from the body being orbited. Compare aphelion, perigee.

apogee [(ap-uh-jee)]

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.


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