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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.

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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.

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Q: What is the term for the point where the planet is closest to the sun?
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