Earth reaches furthest point from sun on Friday

July 5, 2013 3:37 PM

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Earth reaches furthest point from sun on Friday

We may be only a few weeks removed from the summer solstice, but Earth reaches the furthest point from the sun in its annual orbit on Friday.

The phenomenon is known as aphelion. The opposite, perihelion, when Earth is closest to the sun, occurred Jan 2.

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