Is the sun closer to the earth than it normally is ?

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  • 6 months ago
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    We're *closest* to the Earth in early January. (And, *farthest* in early July...) So, we're getting closer (now that it's mid-August), but the distance is normal for this time of year.

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  • 6 months ago

    No, actually the Earth is close to aphelion at the moment. In other words further away than usual.

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  • 6 months ago

    No. Right now it is further away. Earth's elliptical orbit is further from the sun during the northern hemisphere summer than winter.

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  • Sharon
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    6 months ago

    in Earth's elliptical orbit it is nearest the Sun around January 3, furthest around July 3.

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  • Retief
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    6 months ago

    Not really, the Earth is closest to the sun in January.

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  • 6 months ago

    No. next perigee(closest) is January 4 2020, next apogee(furthest) July 4 2020.

    The sun is the barycenter, the earth orbits in a concentric circle.

    Technically it is earth gets closer and further from the sun

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  • 6 months ago

    No, it isn't .

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  • 6 months ago

    No. Earth is farthest from the Sun around July 4th and closest around January 3. There's 5 MILLION kilometer or 3.8 million mile difference EVERY YEAR. Remember this in February. I have my suspicions its going to be a very cold winter, and I have NOT looked at the 3 month or 6 month forecasts yet.

    Management is going to get a reminder from me that I expect the air conditioner to be fixed and the thermostat to be replaced before labor day on Monday. And where is the new dishwasher?

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  • 6 months ago

    No. It will be slightly closer in December.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    No, the Earth's orbit is very close to a circle.

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