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What Happens at Perihelion and Aphelion?

What Happens at Perihelion and Aphelion?

As the Earth and the other planets of our Solar System orbit around the Sun, they are forcibly confronted with the effects - mild or severe - of their elliptical paths. Read about what happens at perihelion and aphelion and whether these two points are related to the succession of seasons.