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Happy (or is it Merry?) Aphelion This Friday - Universe Today
This 4th of July weekend brings us one more reason to celebrate. On July 5th at approximately 11:00 AM EDT/15:00 UT, our fair planet Earth reaches aphelion, or its farthest point from the Sun at 1.0167 Astronomical Units (A.U.s) or 152,096,000 kilometres distant. Though it may not seem it to northern hemisphere residents sizzling in … Continue reading "Happy (or is it Merry?) Aphelion This Friday"