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Zenith vs. Apogee

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Zenithnoun

(astronomy) The point in the sky vertically above a given position or observer; the point in the celestial sphere opposite the nadir.

Apogeenoun

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

Zenithnoun

(astronomy) The highest point in the sky reached by a celestial body.

Apogeenoun

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

Zenithnoun

(by extension) Highest point or state; peak.

Apogeenoun

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

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Zenithnoun

That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; - opposed to nadir.

‘From mornTo noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve,A summer's day; and with the setting sunDropped from the zenith, like a falling star.’;

Apogeenoun

(figuratively) The highest point.

Zenithnoun

hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.

‘I find my zenith doth depend uponA most auspicious star.’; ‘This dead of midnight is the noon of thought,And wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.’; ‘It was during those civil troubles . . . this aspiring family reached the zenith.’;

Apogeenoun

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

Zenithnoun

the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

Apogeenoun

Fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination.

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Zenithnoun

the time at which something is most powerful or successful

‘in 1977, punk was at its zenith’;

Apogeenoun

a final climactic stage;

‘their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development’;

Zenithnoun

the point in the sky or celestial sphere directly above an observer.

Apogeenoun

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

Zenithnoun

the highest point reached by a given celestial object

‘the sun was well past the zenith’;

Zenith

The zenith is an imaginary point directly a particular location, on the imaginary celestial sphere. means in the vertical direction (plumb line) opposite to the gravity direction at that location (nadir).

‘above’; ‘Above’;

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