Earth reaches its 2022 perihelion!

Despite it being Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and colder than Hell lately, Earth passed through its closest point to the Sun. I always thought this coincided with the Winter Solstice back in December but that is when our planet’s axial tilt (or position) causes the amount of light to shift for each hemisphere. Combine the solstice with our perihelion and now I understand why the Sun rises and sets at later times even though the total of sunlight increases.

Onward to aphelion in July!

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