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Diagram Of Moons Apogee And Perigee Stock IllustrationColor Image,Diagram,Ellipse,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Line Art,Moon,No People,OrbitingPhotographer NASA - edited version © Science FactionCollection: Science Faction A simple diagram explaining the terms apogee and perigee. The Moon's orbit is elliptical. The point where the Moon is farthest from the Earth is the apogee. The point where the moon is closest to the Earth is called the perigee. A simple mnemonic is that the a in apogee stands for away.