Aphelion facts for kids
The aphelion is the point in the orbit of an object where it is farthest from the Sun. The point in orbit where an object is nearest to the sun is called the perihelion. The word aphelion derives from the Greek words, apo meaning away, off, apart and Helios.
The Earth's orbit has its aphelion around July 5, at which it is approximately 152.1 million kilometers or 94.5 million miles from the Sun.
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The two-body system of interacting elliptic orbits: The smaller, satellite body (blue) orbits the primary body (yellow); both are in elliptic orbits around their common center of mass (or barycenter), (red +). ∗Periapsis and apoapsis as distances: The smallest and largest distances between the orbiter and its host body.
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