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SKY REPORTER: High Summer

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At 11 am Friday July 5 Earth reached the aphelion point of its orbit, when our planet was 94,508,958 miles from the Sun. It’s the greatest separation of the year, and as we deal with summer temperatures the situation seems counter intuitive.

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