At Aphelion

Well, Earth is at its most distant point from the Sun today.

This position is called aphelion That is a word that came into English in the mid-17th century as an alteration of modern Latin aphelium with a substitution of the Greek inflection -on. Originally, it was the Greek aphhēlion meaning “from the sun.”

But don’t it expect it to seem colder outside. In Paradelle, we are in the midst of a heat wave. It’s summer here and it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere which reminds us that  our distance from the sun is not what causes the seasons.

When the Earth is closest to the Sun it is called perihelion.

 

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Ken Ronkowitz

A lifelong educator. Random by design and predictably irrational. It's turtles all the way down. Dolce far niente.

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