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Earth at Aphelion on July 4

June 27 2006

Earth at Aphelion on July 4

On July 4 at 11am, the Earth is at its furthest point from the Sun (aphelion), on it’s year-long slightly elliptical orbit around the Sun.

The distance is 152,095,750 km, which is about 5 million km further away than its closest point in early January.

Brian Carter, Senior Astronomer at the Carter Observatory says, “the Earth is now orbiting at its slowest velocity around the Sun”.

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