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a·po·gee

(ap'ō-jē),
The peak of severity of the clinical manifestations of an illness.
[Fr., fr. Mod. L. apogaeum, fr. G. apogaios, far from the earth, fr. apo, + gaia, earth]
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apogee

An obsolete term for the peak of a fever or illness; i.e., crisis.
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a·po·gee

(ap'ō-jē)
The peak of severity of the clinical manifestations of an illness.
[Fr., fr. Mod. L. apogaeum, fr. G. apogaios, far from the earth, fr. apo, + gaia, earth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

a·po·gee

(ap'ō-jē)
The peak of severity of the clinical manifestations of an illness.
[Fr., fr. Mod. L. apogaeum, fr. G. apogaios, far from the earth, fr. apo, + gaia, earth]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Wood, a tide expert at the National Ocean Survey (later NOAA), was the first author to call attention to this date, which he noted as having the most extreme lunar perigee during the years 1600 to 1999 (The Strategic Role of Perigean Spring Tides, 1978, page 219).
Lunar perigee today, combined with full moon on March 1, should pull the maple sap into pails throughout the country.
The moon's phase can also be different during each apogee and perigee.
It is probable that full moon on November 4 and December 3 (with perigee), new moon on November 18 and December 18 and lunar perigee on November 6 will bring stronger-than-average storms to the United States.
During perigee, the lunar mass exerts a counter gravitational force on the earth.
Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory explained that when the low-hanging moon near the horizon lights through trees, buildings, and other objects in the foreground, it intensifies the illusion in a perigee moon making it appear unnaturally large.
The difference between perigee and apogee is just 30,000 miles as the farthest distance between the Earth and Moon is approximately 252,657 miles.
Berman also points out the (http://ibtimes.com/supermoon-light-sky-weekend-nudge-tides-slightly-1315079) supermoon's effect on the tides saying, "This unusual perfect confluence of lunar perigee and full Moon will create the highest tides of the year.
When the Moon is closest to Earth (at perigee), its angular size is 33 1/2'.
The NASA had reassured people that the event, which is a coincidence of a full moon on lunar perigee, will not cause any catastrophes.
Two, moon orbits are not the same and have different perigees (the closest point to earth); the current moon orbit has a closer than usual perigee, according to the National Geographic.
The distance between the farthest point (apogee) and the nearest point (perigee) is about 50,000 km.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The perigee moons are 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than apogee moons.