We’re At Perihelion!

Many people believe that the December solstice marks the point were the Earth’s orbit takes it closest to the sun.  It turns out the tilt of the Earth (and what determines day length) and where it is in orbit do not quite coincide.

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Today at 14:18 UTC the Earth reaches perihelion, the closest we get to the Sun in our orbit.

So happy perihelion everybody!!

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