reirab
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Is it true that distance between earth and sun is closer in winter season (January) and farther in summer season in the Northern Hemisphere?
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David's answer is correct, but I wanted to elaborate a bit further. The Earth's axis is tilted about $23.5^\circ$ from being perpendicular to the plane of its orbit (as David mentioned, 'obliquity' ...

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