Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 9 - Think and Discuss: 99

Answer

Today at noon.

Work Step by Step

$$F= G \frac{m_{1} m_{2}}{d^{2}}$$ As long as the center of the Earth is about the same distance from the center of the sun, today at noon you are one Earth diameter closer to the sun than you will be tomorrow at midnight. Reducing the distance d makes the force greater.
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