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The earth closest to the sun

  1. Mar 21, 2008 #1
    What time of the year is the earth closest to the sun?

    Does this time vary?
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2008 #2
    According to wiki, the Earth is closest to the Sun on Jan 3rd. And this time will vary but very slowly (period of about 27000years)
     
  4. Mar 21, 2008 #3

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  5. Mar 21, 2008 #4
    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2008 #5
    Of course the biggest jumps in this table are because of leap years.
     
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