My father and I were playing trivial pursuit when this
question came up: What month is showing on the calendar when the Earth is
nearest the sun?
My dad and I both think that the answer should be
December but the answer on the card is January. Please help us settle the
Usually around January 5th (+ or - one day). We are furtherest from the
sun around July 3rd. The seasons have nothing to do with the elliptical
orbit of the Earth around the sun.