The sun is shining brightly on the new year of 2013. Literally. On Wednesday the earth reached its closest annual point to our star, a phenomenon known as perihelion. At a paltry distance of 91.4 million miles (147 million km), the sun appears about 3.4% larger from Earth at perihelion than at aphelion, when the distance between the two is greatest... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.
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