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Earth Perihelion / Equinoxes / Aphelion / Solstice - 2014

 

Earth Perihelion (closest to Sun)

04 January 2014

11 hours 59 minutes UT/GMT

 

Earth distance from Sun:

147,104,780km

91,406,672 miles

0.983334719 au

Click diagram to enlarge, the duagram of Earth Perihelion / Equinoxes / Aphelion / Solstice 2014

 

Earth Equinox - March 2014

20 March

16 hours 57 minutes UT/GMT

 

Spring Northern Hemisphere

Autumn Southern Hemisphere

 

Sun directly overhead at equator

 

June Solstice 2014

21 June

10 hours 51 minutes UT/GMT

 

Summer Solstice Northern Hemisphere

Winter Solstice Southern Hemisphere

 

Sun directly overhead at Tropic of Cancer

 

Earth Aphelion (most distant from  Sun)

04 July 2014

00 hours 13 minutes UT/GMT

 

Earth distance from Sun:

152,093,407km

94,506,461 miles

1.016681629 au

 

Earth Equanox

23 September 2014

02 hours 29 minutes UT/GMT

 

Autumn Northern Hemisphere

Spring Southern Hemisphere

 

Sun directly overhead at equator

 

December Solstice

21 December 2014

23 hours 03 minutes UT/GMT

 

Winter Solstice Northern Hemisphere

Summer Solstice Southern Hemisphere

 

Sun directly overhead at Tropic of Capricorn

Diagram of Earth’s orbit around the Sun 2014

 

showing January perihelion (nearest to Sun) and July aphelion (most distant from Sun)

autumn and spring equinoxes;

summer and winter solstice.  

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Click inage of Earth to enlarge (and read more details about the December Solstice.)

 

December Solstice 2014

21 December

23 hours 03 minutes UT/GMT.

 

Winter Solstice

Northern Hemisphere.

 

Summer Solstice

Southeren Hemisphere

 

The December Solstice marks winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Shortest daylight hours and longest night for northern hemisphere, with the Sun at its lowest point in the sky of the year.

 

Longest daylight hours and shortest night for southern hemisphere, with the Sun at its highest point over the Tropic of Capricorn and latitudes south of Capricorn.

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