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Happy Aphelion

Postby JagXKR » Jul 3rd, 2017, 12:08 pm

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]
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Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby Queen K » Jul 3rd, 2017, 12:19 pm

I'll be celebrating out of the sun today. It's burning my skin out there now. :130:
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Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby Jlabute » Jul 3rd, 2017, 12:30 pm

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.
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Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby JagXKR » Jul 3rd, 2017, 12:43 pm

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:
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Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby Bsuds » Jul 3rd, 2017, 2:20 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.
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Re: Happy Aphelion

Postby Jlabute » Jul 3rd, 2017, 2:34 pm

Come on, I bet you could do it in 16 seconds, lol it's longer than it sounds. :-)
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