The Orbit of the Earth is an Ellipse and Not a Circle. the Distance Between Earth and Sun Thus Varies. on January 3, Earth is Closet to the Sun (Perihelion). Similarly, Earth is Said - Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

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The orbit of the earth is an ellipse and not a circle. The distance between earth and sun thus varies. On January 3, the earth is closest to the Sun (Perihelion). Similarly, the earth is said  to be at Aphelion, when it is farthest from the sun on

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  • March, 23 

  • July, 4

  • December, 23

  • April, 21

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Solution

The orbit of the earth is an ellipse and not a circle. The distance between earth and sun thus varies. On January 3, the earth is closest to the Sun (Perihelion). Similarly, the earth is said  to be at Aphelion, when it is farthest from the sun on July, 4

Explanation:

Earth is about 147.1 million kilometers (91.4 million miles)  from the Sun at perihelion around January 3, in contrast to about 152.1 million kilometers (94.5 million miles) at aphelion around July 4, a difference of about 5.0 million kilometers (3.1 million miles).

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