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What Is Aphelion?

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It is the point where the planet in orbit is furthest from the sun.

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Aphelion is the point in a planet's or comet's orbit where it is farthest from the Sun. The Earth's aphelion is 152,098,232 km.

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At aphelion Neptune is 4540 million kilometres from the Sun. This is the furthest that Neptune gets from the Sun because that is what aphelion refers to.

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Mercury's aphelion, or the part of its orbit that is farthest from the sun, is 43.4 million miles. Although this is the closest aphelion of any planet in the solar system, it gets within 25 million miles of Venus's aphelion.

Sentence using aphelion?

The Earth's aphelion is when it reaches it point in orbit farthest from the sun. An example sentence is: She thinks she feels it when the Earth reaches it's aphelion.

How far does Saturns aphelion get from the sun?

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How far is the earth from the sun at aphelion?

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What is the meaning of the term aphelion in astronomy?

The meaning of the term 'aphelion' in astronomy is the point in a planets orbit when it is at it's furthest point from the star it is orbiting. The Earth has an aphelion point when it is orbiting the sun.

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What are the perihelion and aphelion?

Perihelion is the point at which a planet is closest to the Sun in it's elliptical orbit. Aphelion is when it is furthest.

What is the point at which a planet is farthest from the sun in its orbit?

Aphelion describes the furthest point in a planetary orbit.

What is Neptune's aphelion?

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Where does a comet have the most potential energy?

At its aphelionThe aphelion is the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun.

When does aphelion occurs?

The aphelionis the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is farthest from the Sun. The Earth reaches its aphelion when the Northern Hemisphere is experiencing summer. The point in orbit where a planet or comet is nearest to the sun is called the perihelion. The word aphelionderives from the Greekwords, apomeaning away, off, apart and Helios(the Greek god of the sun). Earth's aphelion usually occurs sometime around July 4.

How does orbital speed at aphelion compare to the speed at perihelion?

Aphelion ... lowest orbital speed. Perihelion ... highest orbital speed.

What is Earths aphelion?

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What are aphelion and perihelion?

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What is the diagram showing the sun the earth and its orbit identify the aphelion and the perihelion?

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When is Jupiter's aphelion?

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