Aphelion 2022: Earth will be farthest from the sun on the Fourth of July

On Monday (July 4), Earth celebrates Independence Day by getting as far away from the sun as possible — reaching what astronomers call aphelion at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT).

At aphelion, Earth will be 94.51 million miles (152.1 million kilometers) away from the sun, states geophysicist Chris Vaughan, an amateur astronomer with SkySafari Software who oversees Space.com’s Night Sky calendar.



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