Is the sun closer to the earth than it normally is ?
- 6 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- 6 months ago
No, actually the Earth is close to aphelion at the moment. In other words further away than usual.
- Jeffrey KLv 66 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.
- SharonLv 66 months ago
in Earth's elliptical orbit it is nearest the Sun around January 3, furthest around July 3.
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- RetiefLv 76 months ago
Not really, the Earth is closest to the sun in January.
- daniel gLv 76 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
- Donut TimLv 76 months ago
No, it isn't .
- CarolOklaNolaLv 76 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?
- 6 months ago
No. It will be slightly closer in December.
- Anonymous6 months ago
No, the Earth's orbit is very close to a circle.