# During the winter and summer solstice, how far away is the sun from the earth?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 8, 2016

147168280 km and 152023490 km, nearly.

#### Explanation:

I used r = l/(1 + e cos (theta)). This year solstices occur ( Dec 21 and Jun 20) about 14 days earlier than the perihelion and aphelion events. The angles in the formula are 0 - 14 X 360/365,256 and 180 - 14 X 360/365.256 deg, nearly. I = a (1 - e)(1 + e), with a = 149598262 km and e =0. 01671.