In the northern hemisphere, at least. Yes, the Earth is farthest from the Sun, in its slightly elliptical orbit, in the northern hemisphere summer. And so it’s natural to ask why summer gets so warm. That’s a classic astronomy 101 question, and it’s nicely explained in this link at Gizmodo. (Image credit: NASA.) For more, see: “Aphelion Day 2018: Earth Is Farthest from the Sun Today.”

Check It Out: Today, the Earth is Farthest From The Sun. Why So Hot?

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  1. geoduck

    Ah that brings back memories. The Season’s Show at the Planetarium. (To continue the discussion from yesterday). With the planetarium and a roll of tape I could make any kid from First Grade on up understand how the seasons worked, and why it was summer here when it was winter south of the equator.

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