<p><strong>Fig. 6.12.</strong> The elliptical orbit of the moon around the earth. At perigee the moon is closest to the earth, at apogee the moon is furthest from the earth. The distance between the earth and moon is not to scale and the moon’s orbit has been greatly exaggerated.</p>

Fig. 6.12. The elliptical orbit of the moon around the earth. At perigee the moon is closest to the earth, at apogee the moon is furthest from the earth. The distance between the earth and moon is not to scale and the moon’s orbit has been greatly exaggerated.

Image by Byron Inouye