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
flagFinland
72%
0%
18%
9%
11
flagSpain
71%
0%
21%
7%
14
flagAustralia
63%
0%
18%
18%
11
flagItaly
60%
0%
21%
17%
23
flagFrance
52%
4%
32%
12%
25
flagthe Netherlands
47%
10%
36%
5%
19
flagPoland
46%
6%
31%
14%
8004
flagUkraine
45%
9%
27%
18%
11
flagCanada
43%
3%
46%
6%
30
flagGermany
42%
5%
32%
18%
91
flagDenmark
41%
0%
41%
16%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
40%
0%
40%
20%
10
flagthe United States
38%
7%
34%
18%
271
flagthe United Kingdom
38%
5%
36%
19%
218
flagRussia
36%
0%
9%
54%
11
flagNorway
35%
11%
29%
23%
17
flagIndia
33%
15%
42%
8%
95
flagPakistan
28%
28%
21%
14%
14
flagUU
27%
5%
38%
27%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
8%
62%
4%
24

Gender

men49%
women43%
in January
49%
44%
in March
6%
8%
in June
29%
33%
there is no difference
14%
13%

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