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Earth to be farthest from Sun on Monday in annual Aphelion

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KUWAIT CITY, July 2: The Earth will be farthest away from the Sun next Monday morning in an annual phenomena known as the Aphelion, said Al- Ojeiri Scientific Center for Research in Astronomy Thursday. Head of Public Relations at the center Khaled Al-Jam’an indicated that the distance between the Sun and the Earth would be 152,096,150 kilometers. He noted that the average distance between the two celestial bodies was at 149,600,000 kilometers, adding that opposite to the Aphelion was the Perihelion, where the Earth is nearest to the Sun by 147,099,590 kilometers.

The next Perihelion will occur in January of 2023, Al-Jam’an revealed. Despite the Aphelion occurring, the temperature in Kuwait and the northern hemisphere this time of the year remain high, he pointed out, adding that was due to the 82-degree angle of the sunrays reaching the Earth. (KUNA)