No. The "sub-solar" point is that point on the Earth where the Sun is STRAIGHT UP from there.
The Subsolar Point is the shortest distance between the Earth and Sun. The distance constantly changes, because of orbits, drifts, shifts, tilts, etc. However, by definition, the subsolar point is the point on the Earth's surface where the Sun is at its highest (or lowest) latitude at local solar noon. Subsolar points change daily moving from 23.5° South to 23.5° North (the solstices) and back throughout the year. To the extent that the subsolar point is directly beneath the sun (i.e., when the sun's rays are exactly perpendicular to the Earth's surface), it would also be true that the closest point on Earth to the sun at that particular point in time would be the subsolar point. NOTE: The shortest distance between two bodies forms a perpendicular line between the closest parallel planes of both bodies. Subsolar point is the term used to identify the point on a planet which is closest to the sun at any given moment.
mount Everest is the closet point to the sun on earths surface.sharma R.k.
The subsolar point is that point on a planet's surface where the sun is directly overhead at any particular point in time. Another way of looking at it is that it is the point on the surface of a planet where a line between the center of the planet and the center of the sun intersects the surface of the planet. On Earth, the subsolar point is always somewhere between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
The closest point of approach to the Sun is called "perihelion", and for the Earth, it happens around January 4 each year.
Point of Planet Closest to the SunSubsolar point, I think. The sub-solar point is the point on the planet's surface where the Sun is (at some given moment) directly overhead. So it is the place on the planet's surface momentarily closest to the Sun.However the question asks where the planet is nearest the Sun, so I'd say this means a point in its orbit where it's closest. This is called perihelion (the furthest point from the Sun on an orbit is aphelion). The Earth currently reaches perihelion in early January.------If one considers the orbiting planet around the Sun, the closest point is called Perihelion. Peri for close and Helion for Sun. The furthest point is the Aphelion.
The subsolar point on a planet is where the sun is directly overhead. On Earth this moves between the two tropics over the course of a year, creating the longest and shortest days in both hemispheres. The subsolar point also moves around the earth over the course of a day.
"Perihelion". We're there during the first few days of January.
That would be at the moment of the New Moon closest to perihelion, which happens to be the one closest to New Years day or January 2. The moon is then in between the Earth and sun, while the Earth/Moon system is closest to the sun.
Aphelion, which basically means "closest to the sun" in Greek.
what is the point in a comet's orbit that is closest to the sun?
The closest point in a planet's orbit with the Sun is called the perihelion.
At "perihelion", an object is at its closest point of approach to the Sun.
perihelion is the point in a planets orbit when it is closest to the sun
The Earth is at perihelion when it is at it's closest approach to the Sun. The distance at this point is about: 147,098,290 km or 91,402,639.8 miles.
The 'equator' is closest to the sun. 0 degees. at the spring or fall equinox is the closest point to the sun at those respective times. However, the closest a planet gets to the sun is the Perihelion. It depends what is meant by "the closest point to the sun" really means.
When the sun reaches either of the equinoxes,on March 21 and September 21 or 22.
When the Earth is closest to the sun. That point in the orbit is called "perihelion". We pass it during the first few days in January. (That's right. The Earth is closest to the sun in January.)
no, it is not a planet the closest is merkury
The point in earth's orbit when it is closest to the sun is called perihelion.
Solar PointI don't know. I know what the subsolar point is, it's the point in a orbit (of an object around a planet) where the sun is as close to overhead as it can get. Am I close? if this is true then the solar point would most likely be noon on earth. or at scale (since he said a satelite to the sun) it could be when the center of the galaxy is closest to overhead earth of course that could be the galactic point. im not really sure either.
The two most common terms related to the Earth's position around the Sun are: 1) Perihelion, the point of closest approach to the Sun. 2) Aphelion, the farthest point the Earth reaches from the Sun.
Mercury rotates (slowly) as it orbits the Sun. So, the point that's closest to the Sun changes with time.
The earth is closest to the sun around the 3rd of January. This is during winter for the northern hemisphere, or summer for the southern hemisphere. This closest approach in the earths orbit is at the periapsis (in geometry terms), or the perihelion. The earth to sun distance at this point is 147,098,074 km (compared with an average distance of 149,597,888km).