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Earth approaches closest point to the sun
Description: On January 4, 2017, Earth will be at its closest point to the Sun, perihelion, at 9:17 a.m. The distance will be 91,404,319 miles. At 4:11 p.m. on July 3, Earth will be at aphelion, its farthest from the Sun at 94,505,901 miles. That's only a 3.3% difference in distance, but it also results in a change of Earth's orbital speed! [Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise]
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Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Publish Date: 1/3/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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