Earth is farthest from the sun.. tomorrow


Tomorrow, Tuesday, God willing, the earth will be located at the farthest point in its orbit around the sun in a region called the apogee, where it revolves around the sun in an elliptical orbit and the sun is located in one of its foci, and the distance between the centers of the sun and the earth will be equal to 1.02 astronomical units after it was on January 2 last 0.98 AU since the Earth is at perihelion, the point closest to the Sun.

The head of the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences at King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Hassan Muhammad Asiri, said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency: At the apogee point, the Earth is farther from the sun by about 3% than it was at perihelion, indicating that this phenomenon has no effect on the Earth and is repeated once in every Year.

The orbital speed of the Earth slows down at the apogee so that it does not leave its orbit, while its orbital speed increases when it passes through the perihelion to escape from the sun’s gravity. Dr. Asiri indicated that the Earth always falls at the apogee in early July of each year, about two weeks after the beginning of the summer season in Northern Hemisphere, while it falls to perihelion in early January, two weeks after the start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

He pointed out that the difference in the distance between the Earth and the Sun does not affect the four seasons, as they are successive as a result of the tilt of the Earth’s rotation axis from the plane in which it revolves around the Sun by 23.5 degrees.


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