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Friday, July 06, 2007

94,508,728

You astronomy buffs out there will no doubt know that's the distance the earth is today from the sun (in miles)- the farthest away we'll ever get this year. The technical term is APHELION, for those of us non astronomy buffs, like yours truly. This time us northern hemisphere types have the favorable warm weather angle.

You can figure out what that works out to be in kilometers, if you're so inclined. I'm certainly not.

The opposite, PERIHELION, was on January 3, 2007.

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6 Comments:

At 06 July, 2007 19:23, Blogger JLee said...

Then why is it so hot?! lol

That is interesting though...

 
At 06 July, 2007 19:40, Blogger green said...

why that's easy - it's hot here now becasue the earth's axis is tilted and the northern hemisphere right now is getting the direct rays from the sun, even though we're farther away, whereas in the winter, even though we're considerably closer to the sun, the nothern hemisphere is tilted away form the sun and we don't get the direct rays.

 
At 06 July, 2007 20:19, Blogger Bluez said...

1171.6068 km's

 
At 06 July, 2007 21:08, Blogger Rebecca said...

You're so much smarter than I am. :)

I mean that in a good way. :)

 
At 06 July, 2007 22:57, Blogger green said...

bluez: how'd you get that answer?

ok, I wasn't going to figure it out, but now I have to check your math....

1 mi. = 1.60934 km

so 94,508,728 mi. X 1.60934 km = 152,096,676.3 km

rebecca: not really. I looked this aphelion/perihelion thing up in the 2007 Farmer's Almanac...

 
At 07 July, 2007 00:24, Blogger Bluez said...

http://www.stabb.com/tools/convert.html

I have that sucker bookmarked!

 

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