• PERIHELION AND APHELION
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

    PERIHELION AND APHELION

    The orbit of the earth is an ellipse. Its length is 93,80,51,827 kilometres. The sun is located in the centre or in the focus of the ellipse. Perihelion: In the process of revolution around the sun, the earth on 1st to 3rd January reaches in such a position that the distance between the sun and the earth becomes the lowest. It is about 14 crore 65 lakh 83 thousand 5 hundred kilometres. This position of the earth on that date is known as Perihelion. In Perihelion position the axis of the earth lie aslant outside the orbit. Aphelion: As the orbit of the earth is ellipse, the distance between the…

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