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Friday 04 Jul 2008: Far away from the Sun
The Earth is closest to the Sun in early January and farthest away in early July. Today around 08.00 GMT/UTC, the Earth reached the point in its orbit which is farthest from the Sun, the aphelion. In 6 months' time, on 4 January 2009, when it reaches the perihelion, we will about 5 million kilometres (or around 3%) closer to the Sun.

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