- Pertaining to the perigee.
- The perigean tides are the spring tides that occur soon after the Moon passes its perigee.
perigee + -an?
Variant of perigee
- the point nearest to the earth in the orbit of the moon or of a man-made satellite
- the lowest or nearest point
Origin of perigeeFrench périgée ; from Late Medieval Latin perigaeum ; from Late Greek perigeion ; from Classical Greek perigeios, around the earth ; from peri-, near + gē, the earth