UPSC Geography The origin and evolution of the earth Question Bank Universe / Sun / Planets / Earth

  • question_answer Which of the following statements is / are correct       [CDS 2016-I]
    1. The earth is nearest to the sun at Perihelion which generally occurs on January
    2. The earth is farthest away from the Sun at Perihelion which generally occurs on July 4
    3. The earth is farthest away from the Sun at Aphelion which generally occurs on July 4
    4. The earth is nearest to the Sun at Aphelion which generally occurs on January 3
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    A)  1 only

    B)  2 and 4

    C)  1 and 3

    D)  1 and 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     The Earth is closest to the Sun or at its Perihelion- about two weeks after the December solstice, i.e. 3 January and farthest from the Sun or at its Aphelion, about two weeks after the June solstice, i.e., 4 July.

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