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Parallax during the earth's orbit?

  1. Jul 17, 2012 #1
    Hi,

    Would the difference in the distance between the earth and the sun when the earth is in perihelion and when it is in aphelion be considered a parallax?

    Thanks,
     
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  3. Jul 17, 2012 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Well ... since perihelion and aphelion occur at opposite ends of the orbit... that would create the parallax...

    So I think the answer to your question is ... er ... no.
     
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