In which month is the Earth closest to the Sun?

in January
in March
in June
there is no difference
Earth's per­i­he­lion occurs around January 3, and the aphelion around July 4. The distance change is about 3.5%, which gives 6.9% increase in solar energy reaching the Earth at per­i­he­lion relative to aphe­lion. Since the southern hemi­sphere is tilted toward the per­i­he­lion, the southern hemi­sphere receives more energy from the Sun than does the northern over the course of a year.

Answers distribution

in January
in March
in June
there is no difference
answers
flagSpain
66%
0%
26%
6%
15
flagItaly
60%
0%
21%
17%
23
flagFrance
54%
3%
27%
15%
33
flagAustralia
53%
0%
23%
15%
13
flagthe United Arab Emirates
52%
5%
23%
17%
17
flagthe Netherlands
50%
12%
33%
4%
24
flagPoland
47%
6%
30%
14%
8671
flagthe Philippines
47%
29%
5%
17%
17
flagGermany
45%
4%
33%
16%
103
flagthe United Kingdom
41%
4%
35%
18%
248
flagCanada
41%
3%
45%
6%
31
flagthe United States
40%
7%
33%
18%
297
flagUkraine
38%
7%
30%
23%
13
flagDenmark
38%
0%
38%
23%
13
flagIndia
33%
13%
44%
8%
118
flagNorway
33%
11%
33%
22%
18
flagUnknown
32%
4%
40%
22%
49
flagRussia
30%
0%
23%
46%
13
flagPakistan
28%
28%
21%
14%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
24%
8%
64%
4%
25

Gender

men49%
women43%
in January
49%
43%
in March
6%
7%
in June
30%
33%
there is no difference
14%
14%

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