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Apogee vs. Nadir — What's the Difference?

Apogee vs. Nadir — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Apogee and Nadir

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Apogee

(Astronomy)The point in an orbit around the planet Earth where the orbiting body is farthest from the planet.
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Nadir

The nadir (; also UK: ; Arabic: نظير‎, romanized: naẓīr, lit. 'counterpart') is the direction pointing directly below a particular location; that is, it is one of two vertical directions at a specified location, orthogonal to a horizontal flat surface there. Since the concept of being below is itself somewhat vague, scientists define the nadir in more rigorous terms.
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Apogee

The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
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Nadir

(Astronomy) A point on the celestial sphere directly below the observer, diametrically opposite the zenith.
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Apogee

The farthest or highest point; the apex:"The golden age of American sail, which began with the fast clipper ships in 1848, reached its apogee in the Gold Rush years"(Los Angeles Times).
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Nadir

The lowest point
The nadir of their fortunes.
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Apogee

(astronomy) The point, in an orbit about the Earth, that is farthest from the Earth: the apoapsis of an Earth orbiter.
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Nadir

The point of the celestial sphere, directly opposite the zenith; inferior pole of the horizon; point of the celestial sphere directly under the place of observation.
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Apogee

The point, in an orbit about any planet, that is farthest from the planet: the apoapsis of any satellite.
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Nadir

(figuratively) The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
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Apogee

The point, in any trajectory of an object in space, where it is farthest from the Earth.
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Nadir

(astronomy) The axis of a projected conical shadow; the direction of the force of gravity at a location; down.
The nadir of the sun is the axis of the shadow projected by the Earth.
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Apogee

(figuratively) The highest point.
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Nadir

An empty box added beneath a full one in a beehive to give the colony more room to expand or store honey.
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Apogee

That point in the orbit of the moon which is at the greatest distance from the earth.
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Nadir

To extend (a beehive) by adding an empty box at the base.
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Apogee

Fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination.
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Nadir

That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
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Apogee

A final climactic stage;
Their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development
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Nadir

The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.
The seventh century is the nadir of the human mind in Europe.
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Apogee

Apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth
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Nadir

An extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
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Nadir

The point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
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