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
flagSwitzerland
72%
0%
20%
8%
25
flagItaly
62%
0%
20%
16%
24
flagthe United Arab Emirates
57%
7%
23%
11%
26
flagthe Netherlands
55%
10%
32%
2%
40
flagFrance
52%
2%
26%
18%
38
flagthe Philippines
50%
29%
8%
12%
24
flagPoland
45%
6%
31%
15%
12967
flagGermany
43%
4%
34%
17%
148
flagthe United Kingdom
42%
6%
34%
16%
337
flagRussia
42%
1%
32%
23%
56
flagAustralia
42%
4%
19%
28%
21
flagthe United States
41%
8%
32%
17%
363
flagSweden
40%
5%
25%
30%
20
flagIndia
36%
16%
36%
10%
227
flagCanada
34%
2%
50%
7%
38
flagUkraine
34%
3%
37%
20%
29
flagNorway
32%
12%
36%
20%
25
flagPakistan
29%
20%
25%
20%
24
flagUnknown
26%
6%
44%
23%
662
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
9%
62%
3%
32

Gender

men39%
women42%
in January
39%
42%
in March
7%
8%
in June
35%
34%
there is no difference
17%
15%

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