Soon the Earth will be as close as possible to the Sun.
At the beginning of 2017, namely on January 4, there will be an unusual astronomical event - the Earth will approach the Sun at the closest distance, which will be only 147 million kilometers. This phenomenon can be observed only once a year.
Scientists have reported an interesting astronomical phenomenon that awaits the Earth in the coming year: January 4 at 17.17 Earth will be as close to the sun as possible. The distance between the star and our planet at this time will be significantly reduced and will be 147 million kilometers. This is an astronomical phenomenon caused by the peculiarities of the Earth's motion around the sun. The main reason for such changes is the elongated shape of the planet and its motion around the star at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour, which changes its position relative to the sun.
The farthest position from the Sun is also once a year, in which case the distance from the Sun to the Earth is 152 million kilometers.
Another interesting astronomical event is going to happen these days: meteors from the Quadrantida stream will fall to Earth on the night of January 3, 2017. It is expected that about 200 "stars" will fall in an hour.