A solar flare captured by NASA

Earth reaches its closest point to the Sun – just in time to be hit by a solar storm

On January 4, the Earth will reach its closest point the sun throughout the year at an annual event called perihelion. The exact distance varies from year to year, but perihelion 2023 will see our planet orbiting 91.4 million miles (147 million km) from the sun — or roughly 3 million miles (4.8 million km) closer than Earth’s aphelion, the farthest point from the sun, which It will happen on July 6th.

Looks like our star decided to celebrate the occasion with a bang. On January 4 and 5, a slow-moving ball of solar particles named a Coronal mass ejection (CME) will collide Landthe magnetic field.

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