Milky Way Galaxy
What Is Aphelion?
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How close does neptune get to the sun in aphelion?
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What is the meaning of the term aphelion in astronomy?
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What is the point at which a planet is farthest from the sun in its orbit?
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Where does a comet have the most potential energy?
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When does aphelion occurs?
The aphelion is 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 aphelion derives from the Greekwords, apo meaning away, off, apart and Helios (the Greek god of the sun). Earth's aphelion usually occurs sometime around July 4.