She occupied the exact point, to a mathematical nicety, where our 28th parallel crossed the perigee.
That point of the moon's orbit which is furthest from the earth; the opposite of perigee.
In 1907 Mars was in perigee, as it is termed, seven days after the opposition; while in 1909, perigee was before opposition.
It now has a perigee slightly below 110 miles and an apogee of about 400 miles.
It was mathematically at its perigee, and at the zenith of the twentyeighth parallel.
perigee, the point in the orbit of the moon or a planet nearest the earth.
But although the moon passes her perigee every month, she does not reach the zenith always at exactly the same moment.
The Moon, with regard to the Earth, is similarly in her perigee, and her apogee.
An habitual liar's nearest approach to truth: the perigee of his eccentric orbit.
The lowest index, fitted with a single pointer, indicates the motion of the moon from its apogee or perigee.
perigee (pěr'əjē)
