44511
47833

Happy Aphelion

Computer questions/solutions, technology news, science topics.

Happy Aphelion

Postby JagXKR » Jul 3rd, 2017, 11:08 am

https://www.space.com/37371-earth-farth ... elion.html

The moment of greatest separation, known as aphelion, comes at 4:11 p.m. EDT (2011 GMT) today, when Earth and the sun will be 94,505,901 miles (152,092,505 kilometers) apart.


Thankfully we aren't closer or it would be even hotter. [icon_lol2.gif]
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.

Queen K likes this post.
User avatar
JagXKR
Board Meister
 
Posts: 614
Likes: 3 posts
Liked in: 413 posts
Joined: Jun 19th, 2011, 5:25 am
Location: Penticton

Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby Queen K » Jul 3rd, 2017, 11:19 am

I'll be celebrating out of the sun today. It's burning my skin out there now. :130:
The NDP Government: 2017 thread is not in the Bickering Room. Money can't buy what I want for Christmas.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
 
Posts: 48309
Likes: 8596 posts
Liked in: 9430 posts
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 11:39 am
Location: What? You mean here?

Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby Jlabute » Jul 3rd, 2017, 11:30 am

Aphelion is the point in our elliptical orbit when we are farthest from the sun. We were 3 million miles closer to the sun (perihelion) Jan 4, 2017.
I do diligence and sometimes diligence does me.
User avatar
Jlabute
Übergod
 
Posts: 1102
Likes: 530 posts
Liked in: 616 posts
Joined: Jan 18th, 2009, 1:08 pm

Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby JagXKR » Jul 3rd, 2017, 11:43 am

Sunlight takes just over 16 seconds longer to get to us today than it did at perihelion. Not even long enough to grab my beer from the fridge and get back to the couch. :biggrin:
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.
User avatar
JagXKR
Board Meister
 
Posts: 614
Likes: 3 posts
Liked in: 413 posts
Joined: Jun 19th, 2011, 5:25 am
Location: Penticton

Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby Bsuds » Jul 3rd, 2017, 1:20 pm

JagXKR wrote:Sunlight takes just over 16 seconds longer to get to us today than it did at perihelion. Not even long enough to grab my beer from the fridge and get back to the couch. :biggrin:


That's why I moved the fridge closer.
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 40894
Likes: 7052 posts
Liked in: 8885 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 9:46 am

Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby Jlabute » Jul 3rd, 2017, 1:34 pm

Come on, I bet you could do it in 16 seconds, lol it's longer than it sounds. :-)
I do diligence and sometimes diligence does me.
User avatar
Jlabute
Übergod
 
Posts: 1102
Likes: 530 posts
Liked in: 616 posts
Joined: Jan 18th, 2009, 1:08 pm


Return to Computers, Science, Technology

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: hobbyguy and 2 guests