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n. - The point in orbit that is nearest to the center of the earth

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  • The dayside perigee passes are at lower magnetic latitudes.
  • The nearest point on its orbit from the earth is called perigee and the farthest is called apogee.
  • Astronomers call the point of closest approach "perigee," and that is where the Moon will be this weekend.
  • When the moon is at its closest, it's at its "perigee," and when it's at its farthest, it's at its for more
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