标签: perihelion

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日晕与太阳

2024年1月13日 Circling the Sun Image Credit & Copyright: Radoslav Zboran Explanation: Earth’s orbit around the Sun is not a circle, it’s an ellipse. The point along its elliptical orbit where our fair planet is closest to the Sun is called perihelion. This year, perihelion was on January 2 at 01:00 UTC, with the Earth about 3 million miles close...

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近日点附近的彗星C/2023 E1 ATLAS

2023年7月14日 Comet C/2023 E1 ATLAS near Perihelion Image Credit & Copyright: Dan Bartlett Explanation: Comet C/2023 E1 (ATLAS) was just spotted in March, another comet found by the NASA funded Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System. On July 1 this Comet ATLAS reached perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun. Shortly afterwards the telescopic com...

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2023年近日点的太阳

2023年1月14日 Perihelion Sun 2023 Image Credit & Copyright: Peter Ward (Barden Ridge Observatory) Explanation: Perihelion for 2023, Earth’s closest approach to the Sun, was on January 4 at 16:17 UTC. That was less than 24 hours after this sharp image of the Sun’s disk was recorded with telescope and H-alpha filter from Sydney, Australia, planet...

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近日点与远日点

2021年7月8日 Perihelion to Aphelion Image Credit & Copyright: Richard Jaworski Explanation: Aphelion for 2021 occurred on July 5th. That’s the point in Earth’s elliptical orbit when it is farthest from the Sun. Of course, the distance from the Sun doesn’t determine the seasons. Those are governed by the tilt of Earth’s axis of rotat...