What would happen if the sun moved 7000 miles closer to earth? Would we notice a difference?
- TomLv 76 months ago
That is LESS difference than the normal variation in distance than we get from the orbiting of the sun alone.
- 6 months ago
No difference, the distance quoted would not harm us in any way. By the way why would the sun move?
- Too-Da-Loo!Lv 66 months ago
No, our distance varies by millions of miles in Winter/ Summer.
- aladdinwaLv 76 months ago
No. Right now the distance from Earth to the Sun varies by about 3.1 million miles, from 94.5 million miles in July to 91.4 million miles in January. 7,000 miles closer would only be seven one-thousandths of one percent closer to Earth, at its closest point. 7,000 miles would make absolutely no difference to anything at all.
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- FLv 66 months ago
Put it this way. If you were 2 metres from a log fire. You then move 0.1mm closer, would you notice a difference?
- Ronald 7Lv 76 months ago
It would probably cause Drought and Crop Failure
But as long as I have Beer, I am happy !!
- Bulldog reduxLv 76 months ago
That would be a difference of 0.0076% in distance, which would mean a 0.086% increase in solar radiation.
- SkyLv 76 months ago
Considering there's about a 3 million mile difference between the closest and farthest points of Earth's orbit from the sun, we wouldn't notice the slightest difference. Plus, if we were 7000 miles closer now, we'd be 7000 miles farther away in 6 months.
- nineteenthlyLv 76 months ago
No, it's not enough for there to be a noticeable change in climate but it would make the year about half an hour shorter, which would soon become noticeable.
- 6 months ago
We wouldn't notice, although it could probably be measured with instruments... as it is now, the Earth's distance to the sun varies by about 3.1 *million* miles - we're closest in early January, and further away in early July (like, a week or two ago...) 7000 miles is a distance, but compared to the average 92,900,000 - it's not much.