Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Circular Motion; Gravitation - Questions: 23

Answer

The Earth is closer to the sun in January than in July.

Work Step by Step

See Fig. 5–29 and the discussion about Kepler’s second law. Planets move fastest when they are closest to the sun, so in January, the Earth is closer to the sun than it is in July.
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