Calculate the Earth-Sun distance during perihelion (at Earth’s closest approach) The Earth’s orbit has a semi-major axis of a = 1.496×108 km and(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

eccentricity of e = 0.017. Is Earth’s orbit far from circular? Explain.

The formula to be used is: rP = a(1 − e)

My answer is: 158.82 - Is that correct?

Am i missing something?

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# Calculating the Earth-Sun distance during perihelion

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