Perihelion Day

Perihelion Day

Perihelion Day is the day that the Earth is closest the Sun. This day is full of fun facts and information about the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. However, it does not follow a straight line. Instead, the Earth moves in an oval-shaped shape known as an ellipse. Scientists and astronomers continued to explore the Earth’s relationship to the Sun in the year 1596. Johannes Kepler coined the term “perihelion” in this year. Johannes Kepler also coined the term “perihelion” to describe the day when the Earth was furthest from its Sun. This happens at night, around 2 AM on January 4. At this time, the Earth’s orbital velocity is at its highest. Despite being so close to the Sun’s rays, the Earth’s orbital speed does not affect its temperature or coolness. Perihelion Day is a slow creeping day. Perihelion Day actually took place in 1246 on the 21st of December, which corresponds to the winter solstice. Over the eight centuries, the day has moved slowly so that it moves about every 58 years. Astronomers predict that Perihelion Day in 6430 will be the same day as the spring equinox, which occurs in March. It’s unlikely that anyone will ever see it, but you can celebrate Perihelion Day with these interesting and fun ideas. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join you in celebrating Perihelion Day. Although most people won’t know what Perihelion Day is, it’s an excuse to throw a party during the winter months. You could use a space theme to decorate the Perihelion day party. Make snacks that match the theme such as cupcakes or cookies with Earth and Sun shapes. You could create a 3D model of the Earth, Sun, and Moon from their perspectives. Consider the effect of proximity to the Sun on seasons and shadows.

The event is ongoing.

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