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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Aphelion!

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"Today is aphelion, the point in Earth’s ever-so-slightly elliptical orbit when it’s farthest from the Sun. Today the center of the Earth will be about 152,102,715 km (94,512,245 miles) from the center of the Sun — give or take a few hundred meters. If you’re curious, that means the Sun appears about 1.67% smaller in diameter than usual."

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/07/04/top-o-the-orbit-to-ya/