This was the apogee of his reign.
After the satellite reached the apogee, it continued in orbit, becoming closer to the center of Earth.
Some people may argue that the apogee of human intelligence was when humans were not so reliant on technology.
The small town reached its apogee when the new steel mill opened.
In the course of the next few months he gathered into his hands every branch of the government: he had reached the apogee of his short-lived greatness.
How far away is the apogee of the moon's orbit?
Thus the apogee and perigee became two definite points of the orbit, indicated by the variations in the angular motion of the moon.
Last summer, my grandparents hiked to the apogee of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The sun's apogee occurs at noon.
Her political career reached its apogee in the mid 1990s.
Would you consider the present age the apogee of the human race?
As the gymnast reached the apogee of her catapult, cheers erupted throughout the gym.
It seems the apogee of our country has come and gone.
The apogee of my happiness was when I married the love of my life last spring.
The sub-story concludes well, but the overall arc has yet to reach apogee.
Some believe that the Bush years marked the apogee of American power.
The problem of determining an orbit may be regarded as coeval with Hipparchus, who, it is supposed, found the moving positions of the apogee and perigee of the moon's orbit.
Then, by an obvious law of kinematics, the angular motion round the earth would be most rapid at the point nearest the earth, that is at perigee, and slowest at the point most distant from the earth, that is at apogee.
The satellite was placed into an orbit with perigee of 510 km and apogee of 670 km and an inclination of 31° .
The single domaine wines, at the top end represent the apogee of their respective appellations.
Vietnamese resistance to French colonialism marked the apogee of insurgent peasant nationalism in confrontation with the waning power of European empires.
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apogee in the twentieth century?
At apogee, the craft will be above it, seeing upgoing ions in the bright Aurora and upgoing electrons in the black aurora.
The apogee was without doubt Cole Porter's classic ' Night And Day ', in which their voices found truly complementary expression.
Bela reached the apogee of his political greatness in 1264 when, shortly after his crushing defeat of the Servian king, Stephen Urosh, he entertained at his court, at Kalocsa, the ambassadors of the newly restored Greek emperor, of the kings of France, Bulgaria and Bohemia and three Tatar mirzas.
A line joining the moon in perigee and in apogee is called the " line of apsides."
The task, however, was so gigantic that after 150 years of strenuous effort, at the period which may be considered as the apogee of its power, that is, in the first half of the 13th century, the papacy had attained only incomplete results.
Damascus, Kuf a and Basra will attract the flower of all the Moslem provinces, and thus that great intellectual, literary and scientific movement, which reached its apogee under the first Abbasid Caliphs at Bagdad, steadily becomes more marked.
The apogee of palace poetry dates from 1275 to 1280, when young King Diniz displayed his exceptional talents in a circle formed by the best troubadours of his father Alphonso III.
One of the most critical spirits of the age, his chronicle of King Manoel, the Fortunate Monarch, which he introduced by one of Prince John, afterwards King John II., is worthy of the subject and the reign in which Portugal attained the apogee of its greatness.
Apogee, Apocentre, Aposaturnium, &c. are terms applied to those points of the orbit of a body moving around a.
Hipparchus fixed the chief data of astronomy - the lengths of the tropical and sidereal years, of the various months, and of the synodic periods of the five planets; determined the obliquity of the ecliptic and of the moon's path, the place of the sun's apogee, the eccentricity of his orbit, and the moon's horizontal parallax; all with approximate accuracy.
The eccentricity of the ellipse is in the general average about 0.055, whence the moon is commonly more than i' further from the earth at apogee than at perigee.
In astronomy, the term is used in connexion with the Ptolemaic theory to denote the angular distance on the epicycle of a planet from the true apogee of the epicycle; and the "equation to the argument" is the angle subtended at the earth by the distance of a planet from the centre of the epicycle.
He compiled new tables of the sun and moon, long accepted as authoritative, discovered the movement of the sun's apogee, and assigned to annual precession the improved value of 55".
Apogee Components provides customers with five skill levels of model rockets, along with all the parts you need to create your own designs.
The robot costume was designed by John Dykstra and others at Apogee, who were also involved in Star Wars.
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